MEET THE MAKERS • October 2023

The colleague stars behind our new uniform rollout

For the last 20 years, you’ve watched our previous uniform – designed by Welsh fashion supremo Julien Macdonald – circumnagivate the globe. Now, it’s time for you to get up close and personal with Ozwald Boateng’s much-anticipated new uniform design, as customer-facing colleagues start wearing the new collection

After being shadowed by Ozwald himself, more than 1,500 British Airways colleagues took part in more than 50 workshops to feed back on garment suitability. Many of the pieces were road-tested in deluge showers and freezers at -18°C; pilot and crew uniforms were put through their paces at 35,000ft as part of our secret trials. Now, we have a truly original collection: a bespoke jacquard fabric that echoes an airwave pattern, a level of tailoring that hails from Savile Row and even an industry-first jumpsuit. The Club meets the people behind the pictures to find out what the new uniform wearers have to say…

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