Get your credit cards at the ready, people, because the Duchess of Sussex is set to launch a charity fashion line, which she revealed in the September issue of the British Vogue.
The mother-of-one has officially announced she will be partnering with British brand Marks & Spencer to launch a capsule collection of workwear, as well as with her fashion designer friend Misha Nonoo, John Lewis and Jigsaw.
The collection will aid Smart Works, a charity that supports unemployed women trying to enter the workforce. The charity has over 2,000 women every year across two offices in London, with over one in two clients succeeding at their job interview.
Meghan said: “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.
“Taking the idea further, many of the brands agreed to use the one-for-one model: for each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to the charity. Not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story, it reminds us we are in it together.”
But this is not Meghan’s first venture into the fashion industry, while working as an actress on the popular drama series, Suits, before her marriage to Prince Harry, she had her own clothing line with local retailer, Reitmans. Ever since the Duchess came into the public eye the ‘Meghan Markle Effect’ has taken the world by storm.
The fashion line is said to release later in the year, with the reports stating that further details will be revealed in fall.