Meghan Markle is launching her own clothing line for a good cause
Meghan Markle, who is a humanitarian, a former actor and recently turned an editor, added a new achievement to her resume. The Duchess of Sussex is on a roll with her fashionable projects this week.Updated: Aug 01, 2019, 13:28 IST
Start saving up! Meghan Markle, who is a humanitarian, a former actor and recently turned an editor, added a new achievement to her resume. The Duchess of Sussex is on a roll with her fashionable projects this week.
Days after revealing that she guest-edited the September issue of the iconic fashion magazine British Vogue, Meghan has announced that she’s launching a capsule collection of workwear to benefit her royal patronage Smart Works, reported E! News.
The charity benefits disadvantaged and unemployed women who want to enter or return to the workforce, so her collection couldn’t be more perfect.
The former Suits actor broke the news in the September issue of British Vogue, which she guest-edited.
“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 and Spencer, John Lewis and 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,” she added.
She continued, “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 a part of each other’s story, but it also reminds us we are in it together.”
Of the exciting collaboration with the Duchess, Jigsaw told E! News, “Jigsaw is excited and proud to be involved in this unique capsule collection.”
Before closing her feature, Meghan left the readers with an empowering pop culture reference, one that will inspire you to go out and do something 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 of Wonder Woman, the former actor 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.
“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,” she added.
Fans can snag the September issue on newsstands on August 2. The Duchess of Sussex’s capsule collection is slated to release later this year.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)