Shout out to the newest fashion creative in the industry.
Apart from guest editing the September issue of Vogue, the Duchess of Sussex Megan Markle is adding a new fashion project her resumé. The workwear capsule collection, Smart works which is subject to Markle’s royal patronage is a charity focused on disadvantaged and unemployed women who want to enter or return to the workforce.
The former actress broke the news in the September issue of British Vogue.
“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,” Magan shared the purpose of the collection in 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 workwear wardrobe.”
The collection said to launch this year and will be sold on a ‘one-for one model’ meaning for each item purchased another is donated to charity. “Not only does this allow us to be a part of each other’s story, it reminds us we are in it together.” the Duchess explained.
It’s not Markle’s first fashion collaboration. When she was starring on Suits and living in Canada, she partnered with the Canadian retailer Reitmans on a limited-edition capsule.
Before closing her feature, Markle left readers with an powerful pop culture reference, one both inspiring and empowering in the quest to do good “In fact, if it’s a cultural reference you’re after, forget Cinderella—this is the story of Wonder Woman, ready to take on the world in her metaphorical and literal cape,” she said.
Speaking on Wonder Woman, the former actress told British Vogue that she was “five months pregnant” with her and Prince Harry’s baby boy, Archie Harrison, when she began guest-editing the September issue, which is also considered the biggest of the year. Now that’s a superhero! Meghan Markle – is the first guest editor of the September issue in the magazine’s 103-year history.