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

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Introducing the new Smart Works collection, #TheSmartSet Over the previous year, The Duchess of Sussex and @SmartWorksCharity have come together to launch a very special initiative.

Launching in partnership with clothing retailers Jigsaw, John Lewis and M&S, the collection will be supporting Smart Works by making donations for every item sold. Meghan eschewed typical royal style by wearing an outfit that would be at home on any fashionable woman in the poshest neighborhoods: a crisp, white button-down blouse, slim, black slacks, and a matching brown belt and stiletto pumps.

When it comes to working together, Nonoo said that the duchess is a great collaborator: "I think, really being the person that she is, for each brand that she's working with, she's really entrusted us". Several of Diana's diamond were included in Meghan's engagement ring, and the Duchess of Sussex was spotted wearing the late Princess of Wales's aquamarine ring while leaving her wedding reception with Harry on May 19, 2018.

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

It was her first official royal appearance since she went on maternity leave just before the birth of Archie Harrison in May.

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

As we mentioned, Meghan was wearing a blouse and pants from The Smart Set - the latter was designed by Jigsaw and the former, by Misha.

"Today is about fashion not food, but this is a similar project because both have women helping women at their core", she said.

"She is the most positive, fantastic human that I know".

"I'm sure people probably think, like, 'Things must be so different!' et cetera, et cetera".

"She made them look totally contemporary, and it really showed the emotional value of the jewelry".

Half of Smart Works' clients are from an ethnic minority, long-term unemployed and have been unsuccessful with a large number of job applications, but 64% of those who receive training and an interview outfit from the charity get a job.

Many of Meghan's friends have taken to Instagram to share congratulatory messages for the Duchess, including Misha, who announced her Smart Set collaboration in a post on Thursday.

"I've got to get back to the baby, it's feed time."

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