Prince Charles is launching a fashion collection

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It looks like Prince Charles is taking a leaf out of his daughter-in-law's book. Following Meghan Markle's Smart Works collection, the Duke of Cornwall is taking his foray into sustainable fashion through his charity, The Prince's Foundation.

The capsule collection will be created in partnership with Yoox Net-A-Porter, and will launch next summer, in time for autumn/winter 2020.

Called The Modern Artisan Project, it will consist of 17 men's and womenswear pieces, designed by six students from the Politecnico di Milano. They will create them in the traditional crafts and skills program at Dumfries House, the historic estate and educational centre part of the Prince’s Foundation.

'This project is the culmination of our Future Textiles initiative, which starts by giving school pupils an introduction to the textile industry and goes right through to the Modern Artisan project which offers an inspiring progression route to any young person wishing to enter the fashion and textile industry,' Jacqueline Farrell, the education director at Dumfries House, said in a statement.

'Designed in Italy and crafted in the UK, The Modern Artisan collection will be an important expression of how talent and technology can work across boundaries and borders,' Federico Marchetti, chairman and CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter, added.

Though we don't know much about the collection yet, it has been revealed it will be inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's work, as this year marks the 500th anniversary of his death.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

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