Her return from maternity leave coincides with the beginning of London fashion week, but after the furore that surrounded her trip on Elton John's private jet, the Duchess of Sussex was not about to make the mistake of facing photographers from the glitz of a catwalk front row.
The Duchess of Sussex has launched a clothing range meant to help unemployed women find a job. Today, a year later, I am excited to celebrate the launch of another initiative of women supporting women, and communities working together for the greater good. After quiet visits to Smartworks over the a year ago, 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.
The Duchess's fashion line was created to benefit Smart Works, her patronage that helps underprivileged women prepare for the job market.
The charity provides training and interview clothes for unemployed women in need.
Speaking to Vogue in the September issue, the Duchess who has been a patron of the charity since January said she noticed that e clothing donated "can be a potpourri of mismatched sizes and colors, not always the right stylistic choices or range of sizes". 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.
"This is the kind of work that I've been doing for a really long time and to be able to do it here in my new home of the United Kingdom means quite a bit to me", Markle said in her speech.
Meanwhile celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage argued: 'Meghan Markle is known for her love of the form fitting and attention grabbing dresses so to see such a departure from her all eyes on me philosophy is a welcome step for me. #TheSmartSet collection - that features a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and bag - will be on sale for two weeks starting today.
The objects embody a blazer and pants from vogue chain Jigsaw; a tote bag from division retailer John Lewis; a traditional gown from Marks & Spencer and a white shirt from designer Misha Nonoo, a pal of the US -born Duchess.
Two items from Meghan Markle's new clothing line appear to have been leaked early, just hours before the duchess is due to officially unveil the collection in London.
Meghan's newest initiative to help the women's charity comes just days after she flew from London to NY to help cheer on her good friend Serena Williams in the U.S. Open women's final.