After having unveiled them in January then tested with 1,500 employees in May, British Airways deploys its new uniforms this week, a collection composed of a total of 135 pieces designed by the Anglo-Ghanaian fashion designer Ozwald Boateng, to all of his 30,000 staff -commercial flight crew (PNC, hostesses and stewards), technical flight crew (PNT, pilots), on the ground, at reception, in maintenance, etc.
For cabin crew, the new uniform includes a tailored three-piece suit for men with regular and slim fit style trousers and dress, skirt and trouser options for women, as well as a jumpsuit for non-binary people -a first in airlines. An option tunic and hijab is also available for hostesses Muslim faith.
Ozwald Boateng « took great care to design a truly original collection, drawing inspiration from the airline, its people and the art of flying. The wave pattern that characterizes the entire uniform collection, including jackets, t-shirts, buttons and ties, was inspired by the movement of air above an airplane wing. The jacquard fabric of all tailored garments features a variation of the airline’s iconic speed branding », welcomed the British flag carrier.
British Airways said all old uniforms, worn since 2004, will be donated to charity or recycled to create toys, tablet holders and more, with a number of items donated to the airline’s museum British.