China Airlines has debuted new uniform designs, which will be worn by all cabin crew and ground staff from August 2015.
China Airlines’ new uniforms
The new look was developed by Hong Kong’s William Chang, whose work in Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster saw him nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design in 2015. Chang said: “What I designed is fashion wear, not a uniform.”
Standard male/female uniforms
The new uniforms feature a “montage-like design”, with a combination of inspirations, shapes, and colours.
The standard female uniform is based on the 1950s style cheongsam, a body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress. For the colour palette, Chang selected a base of sophisticated grey complimented by a generous use of red, marking a dramatic turn from the existing purple designs.
The colour scheme and side-panelling detail has led some to liken the outfits to those seen in Star Trek.
Cabin manager uniforms
Meanwhile, the uniforms of female cabin managers and chief pursers will sport a different colour scheme, with the former dressed in black and white, and the latter in blue and gold.
China Airlines’ crew takes to the stage to debut new uniforms
The male uniform design is less bold, and adheres to a more formal style. One noticeable feature is the panel of colour along the bottom of the blazer; the standard male blazer is grey with a flash of sapphire blue at the bottom, while the cabin manager’s jacket is primarily dark blue with a gold shade at the bottom.
Winter wear long coat for females
For the cold season, females will have an additional long black coat with blue details around the pockets. Males will wear a similar design with blue patches around the collar area.
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