The Duchess of Sussex has to release a clothing line for women for charity, she revealed in the new issue of British Vogue.
Meghan has persuaded major British retailers Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Jigsaw – together with her design friend Mischa Nonoo – to make a 'capsule' collection of ladies' work clothes that benefit Smart Works, a charity that helps women back to return to the workplace.
Every time a piece is purchased from one of the retailers, a "like for like" item is donated to charity.
Meghan Markle (left) and Misha Nonoo during an award ceremony in 2015. Meghan has persuaded major British retailers Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Jigsaw – together with her design friend Mischa Nonoo – to make a "capsule" collection of women's work clothes
Smart Works, one of the first patrons of Meghan, helps women, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, to be ready for an interview by offering them a new outfit and coaching them through a team of voluntary mentors.
Further details about the clothing line will be released in the fall, according to a spokeswoman for the duchess.
But it is not Meghan & # 39; s first trip to fashion.
While working as an actress in the Suits legal drama in Toronto, before her marriage to Prince Harry she had her own clothing line with local retailer, Reitmans, with leather leather pants.
In the September issue of British Vogue, which she has published by guests, Meghan writes: "When you enter a Smart Works room, you meet racks of clothing and a range of bags and shoes. However, sometimes it can be a potpourri of mismatched sizes and colors, not always the right style choices or range of sizes.
"To help, I asked Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, Jigsaw and my friends, the designer Mischa Nonoo, if they were willing to design a capsule collection with more classic options for a workwear wardrobe.
"To further the idea, many of the brands have agreed to use the one-to-one model: for each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to charity. This allows us not only to be part of each other's story, it also reminds us that we are in it together. "
Meghan Markle (pictured above) would have worked on her project for Vogue during maternity leave and PR experts said it was an opportunity that could not be missed
A royal source said the idea had been Meghan's and said the collection would be available later this year, but no further details could be given at this time.
The idea of the duchess to come comes from her collaboration with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen in West London, a communal kitchen that supports community members affected by the fire of the Grenfell Tower, from a cookbook from to bring more than £ 500,000 to date,
Smart Works offers a two-hour dressing and coaching service for unemployed women with confirmed job interviews.
Each client has a personalized style session with two volunteer stylists from Smart Works, who receive a complete outfit of high-quality clothing and accessories for their specific job interview, which are free and that can be kept by her.
After dressing, each client receives an individual preparation and coaching session with an experienced HR professional or senior manager.
Once a client is successful in an interview, they are welcomed back to receive five extra items of clothing. This means that they can start their new role with a capsule-working wardrobe that endures them until their first paycheck.
Meghan has said herself that she will not appear on the cover of the magazine. Her guest edits have been described as a & # 39; win win & # 39; for both parties
Meghan writes about the charity: "The reason why I was attracted to Smart Works is that it redefined the idea of charity as a community … it is a network of women who support and empower other women in their professional life. pursuits.'
It was Meghan's passion for Smart Works that set the whole British Vogue ball rolling and promoted her to approach the editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, she has revealed.
She writes: It is the enthusiasm of the volunteers, the seriousness of the staff and, above all, the blushing, shy and beautiful smile that crosses the face of a customer when she sees herself in the mirror that I am so deep found compelling. & # 39;
Mischa Nonoo is one of Meghan & # 39; s best friends and it is said that she introduced her to Prince Harry because she was once married to Alexander Gilkes, a royal friend.
Meghan famously wore her £ 135 white "man" shirt the first time she publicly went out with the prince at the Toronto Invictus Games.
But she was accused of cashing in on friendship by advertising articles that Meghan and her royal band wore.
The man's shirt was advertised as & # 39; the contract that sealed the deal & # 39; with a princess emoji in a sponsored post on Instagram.
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