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Meghan The Duchess of Sussex with models wearing her Smart Set collection

Meghan The Duchess of Sussex with models wearing her Smart Set collection

At the launch on Thursday, Meghan wore two items from her new "Smart Set" collection - a £120 pair of black Jigsaw pants along with a £125 white shirt by her friend Misha Nonoo - as well as a tan Ralph Lauren belt and a pair of brown Jimmy Choo heels.

For the event, Meghan wore two pieces from the collection - the white shirt by Misha Nonoo and the tailored pants from Jigsaw.

Meghan was attending her first official engagement since the birth of her son Archie in May, and at the end said: "I've got to get back to the baby - it's feeding time".

Earlier this week, Prince Harry's wife unveiled her much-anticipated fashion line for charity Smart Works. "It's a unity thing, a community at Smart Works". Out of work for almost a year and having applied to over 100 jobs, Kate told Smart Works before her interview that she had "lost herself and lacked confidence".

He continued: "This is what [Meghan] should be doing".

For each item purchased from the Smart Set collection, an identical piece will be donated to Smart Works, whose aim is to properly outfit women reentering or joining the workforce.

Meghan also wanted to pick "traditional and quintessential British brands" that would resonate with Smart Works' clients and so chose John Lewis and M&S, and was drawn to Jigsaw because of an advertising campaign it launched that celebrated Britain's diversity.

"I have to say I was so impressed by her", Robinson said in an interview with the Evening Standard in 2008. The whole capsule was to be tailored and made for women - different sizes and very inclusive.

"She is the most positive, unbelievable human that I know", she added.

And Smart Works has no shortage of success stories. "At Smart Works, you'll experience people who are passionate about helping you not only to look your best, but to be the best you". At the launch, the duchess reported she had "just been told in the car" that the John Lewis bag was already sold out online.

The launch was staged on the John Lewis sixth floor open-air terrace and Meghan met Smart Works volunteers, clients, and senior staff from the retailers involved. It follows the "1:1" model, which, according to the Duchess, will provide Smart Works clients with the basics one needs during the interview process. How she set it all up and talked about us being together and being there for each other is an incredible thing.

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