Duchess Meghan is doing great things this year! From becoming a first-time mother, to guest-editing the 2019 September issue of British Vogue which comes out tomorrow, August 2nd, to now becoming a fashion designer! The goal is to create a clothing line that will benefit her royal patronage, Smart Works, which is a charity that helps women get jobs. 

Duchess Meghan: Fashion Designer

"When you walk into a Smart Works space you're met with rack of clothing and an array of bags and shoes," Meghan writes in British Vogue. "Sometimes, however, it can be a potpourri of mismatched sizes and colors, not always the right stylistic choices or range of sizes." 

Duchess Meghan Launches Fashion Line for Smart Works

"To help with this, I asked Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, Jigsaw and my friends, the designer Mischa Nonoo, if they were willing to design a capsule collection of more classic options for a workwear wardrobe. 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 part of each other's story, it reminds us we are in it together." 

Meghan Markle and Mischa Nonoo: Friends for years

Meghan and Nonoo have been friends for years and so their partnership seems incredibly fitting. Mischa Nonoo attended Meghan and Harry's wedding as well as Meghan's New York baby shower earlier this year. They were also quite close always posting pictures of each other on Meghan's Instagram account before she deleted it when she got engaged to Prince Harry. 

We are so proud of Duchess Meghan's continued work that is truly making a difference. We can't wait to see her new fashion line and to see how it benefits those who use the charity Smart Works.