At this point we can safely assume that fashion is to one of Meghan Markle’s routes for communication and betterment in her journey as Duchess of Sussex. Hot off the press, the September issue of British Vogue, co-edited by the Duchess herself and Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. The ‘Forces of Change’ issue highlights women that have impacted our world positively. The Duchess says, “…more than anything, this issue is about the power of the collective.”
Fast forward to the end of the week and the Duchess is again making news in the fashion industry. This time in the form of a charity capsule collection of women’s workwear. Retailers Jigsaw, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Partners and Misha Nonoo actually designed the workwear collection. The project will benefit the Duchess’ Smart Works, a charity that provides clothing and coaching to unemployed women in search of employment.
Most of the brands involved have agreed to the one-for-one model. For each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to the charity. The Duchess is quoted as saying, “Not only does this allow us to be a part of each other’s story, it reminds us we are in it together.” She goes onto say, “This is not a fairytale. If it’s a cultural reference you’re after, forget Cinderala – this is a story of Wonder Woman, ready to take on the world in her metaphorical and literal cape.”