Taiwanese carrier Eva Air unveiled its new staff uniforms from fashion house Shiatzy Chen, the first time in 14 years that the airline has redesigned the outfits worn by personnel.
The new uniforms were displayed by cabin crew and airport staff in a fashion show that took place in front of the airline’s B747-400 jumbo jet at a retirement ceremony for the aircraft in one of Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp’s hangars.
“As we bid farewell to our ‘Queen of the Skies’ and her remarkable service, we welcome our new service image, our third generation of uniforms,” said the airline’s chairman, Steve Lin. “Designed for style, comfort and function, these uniforms will further enhance the professional image of our service team among passengers and in the international marketplace.”
Eva Air’s new uniforms will be rolled out this November about two years after it first began development on them. A design team visited flights and airports to observe staff at check-in counters and VIP lounges in order to understand the staff’s requirements.
Key features of the women’s uniforms are standing collars, with different collar colours denoting staff ranks (red, pink and light green for flight attendants, and red and light green for ground staff). Scarves have also been added to the attire for female staff members.
Meanwhile for men, the uniform is inspired by the three-piece business suit with aircraft wings formed by green and orange dots.
Both men’s and women’s attire is made using an elastic and carbon fibre yarn fabric.
Eva Air’s final B747 flight was BR892, flying from Hong Kong to Taipei. The carrier received its first two B747s in 1992, with which it launched long-haul routes to North America and Europe.