Simon Spurr intends to retain his role as men's creative consultant for Tommy Hilfiger.

The British designer left his eponymous label last month and while he is looking forward to working on his new collection, he still wants to stay with the US fashion house.

He said: ''I'm looking forward with great hope and excitement toward my future within the industry as a men's fashion designer.

''As for my role at Tommy Hilfiger, that is unchanged. I continue to provide consulting services to Tommy Hilfiger exactly as before. It was never my intention to join another company, despite all the speculation.''

Earlier this year, Simon - who is nominated for the Council of Fashion Designers for America's (CFDA) 2012 Menswear Designer of the Year prize - sold his autumn-winter collection with European agent Futurenet.

Prior to founding his own brand, the designer worked at YVES SAINT LAURENT - where he worked for Hedi Slimane - with previous stints at Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.