The fashion editor's verdict on the Duchess of Sussex's Smart Works initiative

Brunilde Fioravanti
Settembre 13, 2019

Since then - having partnered with leading British fashion designers @InsideJigsaw, @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer and @MishaNonoo - The Duchess has championed the launch of a new Smart Works capsule collection that will help properly equip these women for their next chapter.

"And you may not ever meet that person, but you know when you put on that blazer or that shirt or you carry that tote or put on those pants and that dress, that some other woman on the other side of this country is wearing that piece because you made that purchase".

The launch came the day before London Fashion Week starts. "I'm so proud of Meghan and all her hard work-always-but this in particular", the designer told Vanity Fair.

"It's an awesome charity that helps women, who have been out of work for quite some time, get back into the world of work by giving them prep sessions". She accessorized with a delicate pair of butterfly stud earrings that once belonged to her husband, Prince Harry's mother, the late Princess Diana.

Smart Works has helped more than 11,000 women and aims to dress 3,500 this year across their two London offices, and additional bases in Edinburgh, Manchester, Reading, Birmingham and Newcastle.

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

Meghan and Harry, who welcomed baby Archie in May, also adorably excused herself towards the end of the event citing it was her son's feeding time.

To date, Smart Works has depended on donations from individuals and brands.

"Today is about fashion not food, but this is a similar project because both have women helping women at their core", she said. The duchess, who wore jeans to Wimbledon and is said to have the weekly shop delivered by Ocado rather than Harrods, reminded the audience that nearly exactly a year ago she had launched the Together cookbook with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen those affected by the Grenfell fire. "It's a brilliant idea and I think it's going to have a real impact on people's lives". Within that time, the Duchess of Sussex has been on maternity leave enjoying precious moments with her newborn. "All I can say is that she is the most generous, the most genuine person", she said, calling Meghan "such a sister in the sense that, you know, if you're her friend, she'll do anything for you".

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