Meghan Markle Launches Smart Works Fashion Line Wearing Designs She Helped Create

Meghan Markle Launches Smart Works Fashion Line Wearing Designs She Helped Create

The Duchess of Sussex certainly knows a thing or two about the ideal working wardrobe and she proved that as she unveiled the new collection on the rooftop of John Lewis in London.

The 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex officially ended her maternity leave on Thursday, attending the launch of her Smart Set capsule collection in collaboration with Smart Works charity.

For the event, she wore two pieces from her own collection: the Misha Nonoo shirt and the Jigsaw pants, paired with a belt by Ralph Lauren.

"Now, one year later, I am excited to celebrate the launch of another initiative of women supporting women, and communities working together for the greater good", she said in an Instagram post showing the behind-the-scenes of a photo shoot for the collection.

"Since moving to the United Kingdom, it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organisations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact", Meghan, 38, said in a statement.

For every item purchased, another will be donated to Smart Works, a charity dedicated to helping unemployed women get back into the workplace.

She also thanked the four brands involved for "placing objective over profit and community over competition" while taking part in "this special project".

The collection's unveiling this afternoon is the Duchess's first official engagement since the birth of son Archie in May.

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"This is Meghan stripped of all the Hollywood glam and royal formality just getting on with a job that means a lot to her in terms of her core values".

She was present to watch Prince Harry play in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match in Wokingham, UK, on 10 July, and shortly afterwards at Wimbledon alongside the Duchess of Cambridge on 13 July.

All the items worn are from the collection. #TheSmartSet collection - that features a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and bag - will be on sale for two weeks starting today.

"She is the most positive, wonderful human that I know". - The Duchess of Sussex Created in September 2013 with the goal to help unemployed women regain the confidence that may have been blurred during more hard times, Smart Works provides invaluable support in these women's return to employment and towards transforming their lives.

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