On Wednesday, Meghan gave a sneak peak of her highly anticipated charity capsule collection of work-appropriate attire for Smart Works in two Instagram Story videos.
The video shows Meghan behind the scenes at a photo shoot promoting her range of work attire.
She can be seen dressed in a loose-fitting striped shirt, skinny jeans paired with a delicate gold necklace and nude heels.
With a funky section from Bill Withers’ Lovely Day in the background, Meghan surprises a group of women as they arrive to the photo shoot. The footage shows her hugging a succession of models, crew members and friends and smiling proudly from the sidelines.
“Sneak peek at the new Smart Works charity capsule collection shoot, ahead of the autumn launch,” Meghan captioned the Instagram Story.
“An initiative supporting the Smart Works collective which will equip women entering the work force with the key work wear essentials they need…coming soon,” she added.
Meghan gushed about the charity and her upcoming collaboration in her recent guest-edited edition of Vogue, writing: “When you walk into a Smart Works space you’re met with racks of clothing and an array of bags and shoes,” Meghan wrote. “Sometimes, however, it can be a potpourri of mismatched sizes and colors, not always the right stylistic choices or range of sizes.”
“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,” she added.
#SussexRoyal have posted a behind the scenes preview of the recent promotional shoot for Duchess Meghan’s upcoming @SmartWorksHQ capsule collection (in partnership with @jlandpartners, @InsideJigsaw, @mishanonoo and @marksandspencer). More details coming soon! pic.twitter.com/U2mWnA2rAF— Omid Scobie (@scobie) August 21, 2019
“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.”
The initiative will support Smart Works, one of her royal patronages. The charity helps disadvantaged women by providing them with work clothes and workplace skills.
The women receive one-on-one interview preparation and an outfit to help them secure employment, according to their website. Once the client lands a job, they receive five additional pieces of clothing to help see them through to their first paycheck.
“The reason why I was drawn to Smart Works is that it reframed the idea of charity as community…..it’s a network of women supporting and empowering other women in their professional pursuits,” wrote Meghan.