Meghan Markle Is Designing a Fashion Line

Meghan Markle Is Designing a Fashion Line

Meghan Markle has taste. Every time, she manages to perfectly nail the tricky balance between modesty, monarchy and modernity — aka, dress like the regal Duchess she is and appease the crown, but also look chic, down-to-earth, and relatable to the proletariat. This is the woman who threw a "Sayonara Zara" party when Suits took off, is raising Prince Archie with a "gender-fluid" approach, and keeps up with all the latest beauty trends on YouTube.

For the first time, she'll bring that taste to her own fashion line. Meghan revealed in her guest-edited issue of British Vogue that she and one of her best pre-royal friends, fashion designer Misha Nonoo, are creating a capsule of "classic workwear options for women," reports WWD.

The capsule is a part of Meghan's partnership women's charity Smart Works, which provides "high quality interview clothes" and interview training to women seeking employment — often homeless or formerly incarcerated women, or those leaving mental health institutions or care homes.

"After quiet visits to Smartworks over the last year, The Duchess was moved by the impactful work being done by this non profit organisation that helps women into the workforce, equipping them with both the skills and clothes they need to feel job-ready" reads @SussexRoyal's post on Instagram.

"Throughout her visits she noticed that while the donations were plentiful, they were also notably a combination of mismatched items and colours which weren't always the right stylistic choices or sizes that didn't necessarily "suit" the job at hand: to make a woman feel confident and inspired as she walked into her job interview. As a result, launching this autumn, The Duchess will be supporting a collective to help equip the women of Smart Works with the key workwear essentials they need as they enter into the workplace."

For every piece of Meghan's line purchased by a customer, an item will go to Smart Works to be used by one of the charity's clients.

As far as the actual designs, Meghan and Nonoo will produce the pieces in collaboration with British retailer Marks & Spencer, department store John Lewis & Partners and fashion brand Jigsaw.

Smart Works predicts that Meghan's involvement will alert more women to their services, as well as providing clothes. "The Duchess will motivate ever more women to come to our centres and get the job that will transform their lives. The Duchess's patronage will inspire the women we serve and help them reach for the stars" reads a press release.

While Meghan hasn't offered any details about the look, when it comes to business professional, she's a big fan of the striped blazer, crisp button down, some nude heels and a statement coat.

The Smart Works capsule actually isn't Meghan's first foray into fashion. Before her Duchesss days, back when she was slumming it on Suits and running her lifestyle blog, Meghan was an ambassador for Canadian brand Reitmans. She designed a line of "work-to-weekend" wear, including cashmere poncho, leather leggings and a high-low Polyester blouse that's currently on sale for $6.99. Is it possible no one told Reitman's she became a Duchess? Presumably, the Smart Works capsule will be a little less intern vibes.

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