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Meghan Markle Teases Her Capsule Collection on Instagram

The Duchess is spearheading a sartorial initiative to benefit Smart Works, one of her patronages.
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Meghan Markle has just offered her fans a sneak preview of her upcoming clothing line—and it looks like she's been having as fun making it as royal watchers will wearing it.

In an Instagram story posted to Harry and Meghan's official account, @sussexroyal, Meghan can be seen on the set of a promotional shoot for the collection. "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers plays in the background, as the models, crew, and the Duchess work behind the scenes. Check it out for yourself below.



Meghan Markle announced that she was launching a capsule collection back in July. The line will consist of workwear, and will benefit Smart Works—one of Meghan's patronages, which helps underprivileged women secure employment.

The Duchess first teased the collection in an Instagram post. The five-photo slideshow featured previously-unseen images of Meghan, with four from her visit to Smart Works this past winter, and one more recent snap.

The caption explained that during Meghan's visits to the charity, "she noticed that while the donations were plentiful, they were also notably a combination of mismatched items and colors which weren’t always the right stylistic choices or sizes that didn’t necessarily 'suit' the job at hand: to make a woman feel confident and inspired as she walked into her job interview."

The message continued, "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 initiative is supported by four generous brands who share the vision to empower the women of Smart Works to look and feel as they bravely venture into what can often be a daunting environment for those who have been out of the job market."

To bring her vision to life, the Duchess is partnering with her fashion designer friend, Misha Nonoo, department stores Marks & Spencer and John Lewis, and the clothing brand Jigsaw. According to the royal's Instagram, fans should "stay tuned for more exciting updates this autumn" about the project.

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Spotlight on: Smart Works We are proud to be supporting a very special initiative this autumn for @SmartWorksCharity! After quiet visits to Smartworks over the last year, 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. Throughout her visits she noticed that while the donations were plentiful, they were also notably a combination of mismatched items and colours which weren’t always the right stylistic choices or sizes that didn’t necessarily “suit” the job at hand: to make a woman feel confident and inspired as she walked into her job interview. 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 initiative is supported by four generous brands who share the vision to empower the women of Smart Works to look and feel ???? as they bravely venture in to what can often be a daunting environment for those who have been out of the job market. The brands have come together to work towards this united force for good, “[reframing] the idea of charity as community,” as The Duchess writes in a piece for this month’s British Vogue. They will follow the 1:1 model where an item from the collection purchased is an item shared with a woman of Smart Works because “not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story; it reminds us we are in it together.” For more information on how you can be part of another woman’s success story visit @smartworkscharity. Special thanks to: @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer, @MishaNonoo, @InsideJigsaw for supporting this very special organisation. And to find out more, read the September issue of @BritishVogue and stay tuned for more exciting updates this autumn. Photo©?SussexRoyal

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*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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