Qantas is looking smart in punchy uniforms that invoke the same diagonal linearity and swoosh as the airline’s world-famous kangaroo logo. The uniform is designed by Martin Grant, one of Australia’s most acclaimed international fashion designers.
Delta Airlines new uniform by Zac Posen will be tested in December and rolled out by the Airlines’s 60,000-some employees in 2018. The uniform is made of an ottoman fabric that’s stain-resistant and stretchy. Anti-bacterial materials are woven into the lining of the jacket.
Vivienne Westwood’s glamorous crew uniforms, first seen in her Red Label spring/summer 2005 collection is worn by Virgin Atlantic employees. The uniforms should be eco-friendly too; the polyester yarn comes from recycled plastic bottles.
All Nippon Airways
Japan’s ANA (All Nippon Airways) revealed its latest uniforms in 2014, designed by the Nepalese-born, New York-based designer Prabal Gurung. The uniform feature grey suiting with subtle pops of color, paired with modern blue and pink blouses. The highlight? Scarves and aprons printed with Japanese flower patterns—an ode to the airline’s heritage.
China Eastern Airline
The Chinese Airline has a stylish new uniform, designed by none other than fashion superbrand Christian Lacroix. The bywords are “simple, beautiful and dignified”, says China Eastern, “Shanghai-style fashion”.
Spanish Low-Cost Metro carrier Vueling Airline invited conversations from their staff to help create the uniforms, and more than 75% of cabin crew got involved. Considering the amount of voices, these uniforms have come together with what looks a singular coherent vision. Cabin crew submitting hundreds of sketches, made suggestions, expressed opinions, and responded to surveys. Cabin crew members even worked alongside professionals to create the final designs.
The uniforms are based on a design by Tiger Holdings and were customised for Australia with staff involvement and that of a local production company. They have been designed to take into account the extremes in climate experienced flying from Melbourne to the Top End.
The look, designed by Oscar-nominee costume designer William Chang, features bold colour blocks in sharp contrast–such as red and violet and white and blue-gray. The uniform, with its three different colour combinations for both women and men representing each crew role, is a fusion of a traditional Mandarin gown and modern Western fashion.
Designed by Ettore Bilotta, a Milan based haute couturier, the striking new look has been designed and tailor-made by a team of nearly 500 people in Italy, with fabrics made in Tuscany, silk in Como, men’s uniforms tailored in Puglia, and leather accessories such as gloves in Naples, and shoes in the Marche region – all re-imagining the 1950’s and 60’s.
Designed back in 2005 by Gianfranco Ferré, and have mix of simple eggshell blue, whites & creams and gravity defying neck scarves and leather gloves help to encapsulate the sheer elegance of the airline.