Misha Nonoo expecting first child

Misha Nonoo modelling her new maternity shirt for HATCH. Courtesy of HATCH

Designer Misha Nonoo is pregnant with her first child.

Nonoo, who is known for her eponymous line of women's ready-to-wear clothing and her friendship with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has revealed that she is preparing to welcome a baby boy.

"We are so thrilled, it's just really exciting. It's a very grateful time of life," she told People. "It's pure magic. I'm so excited to meet our little baby when he comes!"

The New York-based designer shared that she is enjoying her pregnancy and has got "just a little bit longer to go" before she gives birth.

"I feel very lucky. I've had a wonderful pregnancy so far," Nonoo added. "I think it's just magical to think that as women we can actually create human life within us, so anytime that I feel tired or a little bit under the weather, I just remind myself of that and the great gift that is. It's just an extraordinary journey."

The pregnancy inspired the fashion star, who married Michael Hess in Rome last September, to launch a maternity line in collaboration with HATCH. Nonoo has created a button-down shirt and a shirt dress that are available in white, blue, and black and white stripe fabric - with the items inspired by her Husband Shirt. The pieces are designed to be worn before, throughout, and after pregnancy.

"A lot of my friends who have children already said the Husband Shirt is amazing because often when you're breastfeeding you need to be able to open your blouse and you need to be able to do that with one hand frequently, and with the style of the Husband Shirt, it lends itself to that already, so we worked with HATCH on a proper maternity fit for both the shirt and the dress," she commented.

The maternity line launched on her official website on Wednesday.

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