The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle announced in the September issue of British Vogue, that she is launching a work-wear capsule collection that will benefit her royal patronage, Smart Works. The charity is to assist women who want to enter or return to the workforce.
“When you walk into a Smart Works space, you’re met with racks of clothing and an array of bags and shoes. Sometimes, however, it can be a potpourri of mismatched sizes and colours, not always the right stylistic choices or range of sizes,” she shared in the digital issue of the magazine. “To help with this, I asked Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, Jigsaw and my friend, the designer Misha Nonoo, if they were willing to design a capsule collection of more classic options for a work-wear wardrobe,” says Markle.
Markle shares that for each item that is purchased, there is one donated to charity. Everyone involved worked together to make it happen, which inspires people to go out and do something good. Markle was pregnant at the time of the process.
“I was about five months pregnant when this process began, and by the time you hold this issue in your hands, my husband and I will be holding our three-month-old baby boy in ours,” she shared. “It’s a very special time for me personally, on so many levels; working with Edward Enninful and his team, both during my pregnancy and my maternity leave, has played no small part in that joy—it has been a privilege to be welcomed and supported by this amazing team.”
Talk about a powerful woman whose pregnancy did not get in the way of bringing her vision to life. The Duchess of Sussex’s capsule collection is set to be released later this year.
Written By: Jasmin Urquiza Montiel
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