Meghan Markle to launch new workwear collection for charity Smart Works

It's not the first time this month the Duchess of Sussex has given a nod to Anna Wintour.

Alongside guest-editing Vogue's iconic September issue, 'Forces for Change', the fashionable former Suits star has now announced the launch of a capsule collection of workwear to benefit her royal patronage, Smart Works. 

The Smart Works charity aims to help and prepare unemployed, vulnerable women to enter or return to the workforce.

Royal reporter Omid Scobie says Markle revealed the news in her upcoming issue of British Vogue

The collection for a cause features an impressive list of associates including Jigsaw, fashion designer Misha Nonoo and the department stores John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. Markle has a known penchant for the latter's affordable fashion finds.

The collection is set to launch later this year. An item will be donated for each piece purchased, meaning the collection will be sold on a "one-for-one basis," Markle explains in the upcoming issue.

Markle's participation in the charity has increased its reach dramatically. After the Duchess became Smart Work's royal patron in January, the organisation was able to help almost 50 percent more women in London by the following month.

Markle is no stranger to the world of women's workwear. In 2016 the former actress collaborated on a collection with Canadian retailer, Reitmans.

Fashion outlets are speculating on the aesthetic of the collection, predicting a selection of classic, streamlined silhouettes including pencil skirts, crisp shirts, fitted dresses and blazers with a royal stamp of approval.

The collection is anticipated to make a strong impact on Smart Work's endeavours, as Markle's eponymous 'Meghan Effect' continues to sell-out stores of any clothing spotted on the Duchess.