Virgin Galactic Has Released Adidas Y-3’s Space Uniform, but What About Female Pilots?

Adidas and Y-3 announced their collaboration on a “a space-apparel system” for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic—and it must be said, it’s the best-looking spacesuit we’ve ever seen.

But as the Glamour team investigated, we noticed a tiny thing missing: Where are the uniforms for the female pilots? The company recruited its first female pilot this fall, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel named Kelly Latimer with NASA experience under her belt. Latimer will be kitted out appropriately for takeoff, with a brand representative confirming that a flight suit will be made for women and look similar to the men’s prototype recently unveiled. Expect the same sleek lines and zips but with an adjusted fit to accommodate the female body.

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“Everything is done for a functional reason,” explained Lawrence Midwood, the senior director of design at Adidas Y-3. “The ability to move freely about the cockpit, to operate the space ship, and safety is obviously important.”

The matte black zip-up suit is finished by ankle boots that look practical, if slightly Yeezy season 2. “The Y-3 pilot boots are really very impressive. They look very tough yet they’re light and flexible,” said Dave Mackay, Virgin Galactic’s chief pilot. “When it comes to a flight suit it should be comfortable to wear. If it also looks good that’s definitely a bonus.”

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When perusing the images and information, the Glamour team noticed a tiny thing missing: What would female pilots wear? The company recruited its first female pilot this fall, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel named Kelly Latimer with NASA experience under her belt. Latimer will be kitted out appropriately for takeoff, with a brand representative confirming that a flight suit will be made for women and look similar to the men’s prototype recently unveiled. Expect the same sleek lines and zips, but with an adjusted fit to accommodate the female body.


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