Duchess Meghan is launching her own clothing collection and it’s for a very good cause

Meghan is teaming up with British department stores Marks & Spencer and John Lewis to launch a capsule collection to benefit one of her royal patronages Smart Works - cue the 'Meghan Effect'.
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As if we needed more proof that the Duchess of Sussex is the ultimate style icon.

What with the power of the ‘Meghan Effect’ to her new stint as Guest Editor of the September issue of British Vogue, now she’s adding another sartorial feat to the mix with the announcement that she’ll be releasing her own clothing collection.

According to royal commentator Omid Scobie, Meghan announced the exciting news in British Vogue, writing that she has partnered with British department stores Marks & Spencer and John Lewis to launch a capsule collection of workwear with one of their labels Jigsaw, designed with the help of her friend and fashion designer Misha Nonoo.

As Meghan explains, the collection will benefit on of her royal patronages Smart Works, a charity which supports disadvantaged and unemployed women who are entering or returning to the workforce.

The collection, which is set to launch later this year, will work on a “one-for-one basis”, Meghan explains. For each item purchased, one will be donated to Smart Works.

“Not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story, it reminds us we are in it together,” Meghan writes in the publication.

Duchess Meghan will be launching a capsule clothing collection later this year to benefit the charity Smart Works. (Image: Getty)

Meghan was appointed as the first ever royal patron of Smart Works in January, which was chosen to “reflect the causes and issues with which she has long been associated with including the arts, access to education, support for women and animal welfare,” a statement by Kensington Palace read at the time.

The announcement also saw her become royal patron of the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and animal rescue charity The Mayhew.

Earlier in the year the Duchess visited Smart Works where she met with staff and women who have benefitted from the charity, helped staff find outfits for women who were in their “second dressing”, before sitting in on a coaching session which featured job interview preparation.

Speaking to Hello! following Meghan’s visit, Smart Works interview coach Marina Novis revealed she thought the Duchess was the perfect fit for the organisation.

“She has done so much research. That’s what I’m so impressed by. It’s not some honourary thing, she really cares,” Marina said.

“She’s amazing at talking with the candidates because she really listens and ask very pertinent questions.”

Duchess Meghan assists a woman with her bracelet, which she helped pick out during a visit to Smart Works. (Source: Getty)

The announcement of Meghan’s clothing collection follows the announcement on Monday that the Duchess of Sussex would be the Guest Editor of British Vogue‘s September Issue.

Since the revelation, an Q&A between Meghan and former US First Lady Michelle Obama has been released, along with a candid interview between the Duke of Sussex and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall.

Details about the issue’s striking cover, which features black and white portraits of 15 ‘trailblazing’ women have also been revealed along with a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot, ahead of the issue hitting shelves on August 2nd.

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