Aircraft Cabin Management

Emma Wickstead to design next Air New Zealand uniform

photo_camera Emma Wickstead provided as-yet-unpublished concepts to Air New Zealand

Fashion designer Emilia Wickstead has been selected to design the new Air New Zealand uniform.

Leanne Geraghty, Chief Customer and Sales Officer from the airline, says Wickstead stood out after the selection panel were blown away by her concepts (which unfortunately have not been shared with us).

“We received expressions of interest from more than 40 New Zealand designers and heard pitches from the country’s leading design talent, showcasing the depth and breadth of New Zealand fashion, making it an incredibly tough decision,” said Geraghty. “Ultimately, Emilia stood out as the perfect partner”.

“Emilia presented outstanding initial designs that were creative, unique, will set Air New Zealand apart on the global stage. She also demonstrated her understanding of the importance in creating a uniform that is both functional and comfortable for our people”.

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Emilia Wickstead says it’s a privilege to be selected as the next Air New Zealand uniform designer.

“I could not be prouder, or more excited, to have been selected as Air New Zealand’s next uniform designer. This is a true passion project for me; one that further connects me with my homeland Aotearoa, and the community and places that I love.

The next phase of the project will see Air New Zealand collaborate closely with Emilia Wickstead for design refinements, onboard trials, and uniform wearer consultation before the final designs are revealed by the end of the year, with the uniforms rolled out progressively to more than 5,000 Air New Zealand cabin crew, front of house ground staff, and pilots over the next few years.

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