Today marks the launch of the new Victoria and Albert staff uniforms, designed by Christopher RÆBURN.
Inspired by the V&A's vast collections and iconic objects, the uniforms consist of a layering system of jersey and outerwear reflecting the needs of different staff throughout the V&A.
Connecting directly to the V&A’s collection, the new print featured on many of the uniform pieces is formed from the silhouettes of 20 iconic objects. They include a 19th Japanese netsuke in the shape of a rabbit; a Spacehopper from 1970s Britain, Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s sculpture Neptune and Triton (1622-3), and an 1870s rocking horse from France currently displayed in the V&A Museum of Childhood.
The carefully considered layering system of t-shirts, polos, crews, bomber jackets, packaway lightweight jackets and rainproof parkas provides an all year-round unique uniform solution. The brand ethos is further emphasised through the use of certified recycled and organic materials throughout.
The new uniforms will be introduced at the V&A in South Kensington and Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green this week.
Photography credit: Shaun James Cox