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Duchess of Sussex unveils fashion line for unemployed women

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Collection for Smart Works charity is intended to help women get back into workHer return from maternity leave coincides with the beginning of London fashion week, but after the furore that surrounded her trip on Elton John’s private jet, the Duchess of Sussex was not about to make the mistake of facing photographers from the glitz of a catwalk front row. Instead, she entered John Lewis on Oxford Street in London via the back door, smart but low-key in a £120 pair of black trousers and an £85 white shirt with rolled-up sleeves, to launch the Smart Set, a collection of interview-appropriate clothing for unemployed women looking to enter the workplace.The duchess is a patron of Smart Works, a charity that provides interview coaching and appropriate outfits for women in need. The Smart Set collection – comprising a trouser suit, a white shirt, a dress and a leather bag – goes beyond awareness-raising with an ambitious plan to improve the quantity and quality of clothing stock at the charity. For each piece sold on the shopfloor, one will be donated to Smart Works. Continue reading…

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