Air New Zealand will be collaborating with Kiwi fashion designer Emilia Wickstead on the design of its next uniform.

Emilia Wickstead has been selected to design the next Air New Zealand uniform.
Credit: Air New Zealand

Emilia was selected following a pitch process involving a number of native designers – all tasked with creating a uniform based on select criteria, including sustainability, functionality, safety, and te ao Māori – or a respect of Māori customs and protocols.

“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,” Emilia was quoted in a press release.

Take a look at the post below from Air New Zealand regarding the launch, and why this project is so important to Emilia:

The carrier and Emilia will now work on a process to refine the designs, with onboard trials and consultations set to take place before unveiling the final design in late 2024.

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