Check out Chinese Airline’s New Haute Couture Uniforms!
Chinese Airline’s new haute couture uniforms look pretty dope! Check out the pictures!
This Chinese airline is taking their uniforms to the next level, haute couture-levels.
The Hainan Airlines has released their new uniforms to Paris Couture Week, a few days ago.
Who designed the new uniforms?
Laurence Xu, designed the uniforms inspired by the Cheongsam, which is a traditional Chinese dress worn by women on more formal occasions.
Xu, the Chinese-born designer, often showcases his works at Haute Couture week in Paris.
“During the design process, Hainan Airlines and Laurence Xu met and talked frequently, going through more than 1,000 design blueprints and trying out more than one hundred samples of garments and accessories,” according to a statement from the airline.
How much time it took?
To design the haute couture uniforms, which it took over two years, the company had to work hard.
Their uniforms have suffered a minor upgrade with Western-style draping for an international, but also modern look.
The Hainan Airlines’ uniforms feature traditional Chinese imagery, such as clouds, waves and the roc, which is a mythical bird of prey.
Female employees will wear jackets and coats over their dresses, which feature a structured mandarin collar and crisp tailoring. The all-over design looks taken straight from Savile Row.
Uniform’s final design reflects the airline’s traditional gray color palate. But on the same time it pays homage to the Chinese culture.
How the uniforms looked like before the redesign?
Last time they redesigned the uniform, in 2010, it featured a knee-length solid gray dress and red stripped scarf.
“The new attire maintains and adds a new twist to the previous generations’ iconic elements – the Oriental art-inspired patterns and gray-color theme that have always been an essential part of the uniform’s design.
The uniform pays a tribute to the designs of the previous generations, cleverly updated with a modern aesthetic that incorporates popular international fashion elements.”
The collection is part of Hainan Airlines’ bid to improve and expand. Currently China‘s largest civilian-run airline, Hainan is looking to double the number of international flights taking off from China’s second-tier cities, according to Bloomberg.
What do you think about this airline’s new uniforms for their cabin crew? Would you have wear it?