Marks & Spencer design new Royal Opera House staff uniforms
UK retailer produces attire influenced by Royal Opera House architecture.
Marks & Spencer is to design and supply all staff uniforms for the Royal Opera House. This will include outfits for ushers, security, box office and restaurant employees.
From Wednesday 1 February, the retailer is the official uniform partner of the Royal Opera House and has produced a collection of attire including scarves, blouses, pashminas, shirts and ties as well as suits for both male and female staff.
The look for the uniforms was inspired by the Royal Opera House’s architecture and unique surroundings – in particular the glass and iron Paul Hamlyn Hall.
The female uniform includes four different blouses in a colour palette of silver, red and black. Female employees can also look forward to wearing a classic, elegantly tailored suit. Male employees will be wearing a two-piece suit with a crisp white or grey shirt and a specially designed tie. The collection also features woollen overcoats for men and women, a scarf with an embroidered Royal Opera House logo and a pashmina decorated with an abstract design. There are also T-shirts for less formal occasions.
Deborah Bull, Creative Director of the Royal Opera House said: “The M&S designers have produced a beautiful wardrobe for our staff that is stylish yet understated, classic yet contemporary: it reflects perfectly the heritage and identity of the Royal Opera House and our ambition to offer a warm welcome to everyone.’’