If you’re the type of traveller who loves to catch a flight in their comfiest sweatpants, consider upgrading your look if you want to match this airline’s amazing new uniforms.
China’s Hainan Airlines has debuted its new look for flight crew – and it’s so high-fashion it was unveiled during Paris Couture Week on 4 July. The new uniforms were part of the 2017 Laurence Xu Haute Couture Show, an event highlighting the work of the world-renowned fashion designer.
According to the airline, the uniforms “combine elements of classical, time-honored Oriental aesthetics and the silhouette of a modern Western suit, infusing new vigor and fashion into the attire”.
The outfits repurpose the Cheongsam, a traditional Chinese dress for women usually worn on more formal occasions. In keeping with the aircraft theme, they incorporate a pattern of clouds over sea and mountains. The outfits also include “Western-style draping” to bring in elements of international fashion.
While the new attire may scream couture, it does continue with the airlines’ previous designed with Chinese art-inspired patterns and a grey colour theme.
If you’d like to see the outfits off the runway and in the aisle, check out the airlines route map here.