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Date: September 12, 2019
Celebrating the launch of The Smart Set capsule collection image

Today we celebrated the launch of The Smart Set capsule collection, which was informed and inspired by The Duchess’s first-hand insights from her many visits to Smart Works.

This morning we announced the Smart Set capsule collection consists of the work wear essentials often needed to attend interviews and enter into the workplace: a perfect white shirt, an elegant blazer, well cut trousers, a dress that flatters everyone and the perfect tote.

We then came together on the rooftop of  John Lewis & Partners on Oxford Street with six of our wonderful clients, the incredible brands involved in the collection, our Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Sussex  and Smart Works volunteers and supporters.

At the launch of the collection, HRH The Duchess of Sussex said:

“As women, it is 100% our responsibility to support and uplift each other.”.

After hearing inspiring words about the power of community and the role we can all play in each other’s success stories, we then listened to a panel discussion chaired by our Trustee, Tiffanie Darke.

Within the discussion, our client Kate commented:

“Smart Works is what changed my year. They’re like a warm blanket. When you look in the Smart Works mirror, you see the person you want to be.”

Today was a wonderful moment after many months of careful planning and we are so thankful to our Royal Patron and the wonderful brands involved who have made this collection happen.


See our photo gallery below to see how Smart Works was brought to life on the rooftop of John Lewis.

Photography credit: Philip Panting