Airborne Glamour: Vivienne Westwood Designs Virgin Atlantic’s New Cabin Crew Uniforms

The legendary British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has been tasked with re-designing Virgin Atlantic’s cabin crew’s uniforms. She’s gone for a futuristic look, which references the 1940's glamour for which she is known. According to The Telegraph, the new uniforms will be unveiled in July and launched next year. Virgin Atlantic have explained that the designer wanted to capture the “glamour and style that the Virgin Atlantic cabin crew are renowned for.”

The uniforms for the female flight attendants will remain red and will reportedly highlight the feminine silhouette. The suit will feature a jacket cinched in at the waist, with a curved hip line and a simplistic pencil skirt, with double-pleated back. The men’s outfits, on the other hand, will take on a more classically tailored look, with a contemporary feel. Male cabin crew staff will be kitted out in a three piece burgundy wool suit, with grey wool detailing under the lapels and pockets.

As an interesting twist, the uniforms will be manufactured using sustainable materials, such as recycled polyester yarn made from old plastic bottles. Westwood commented “I am always trying to find fabrics that are more friendly to the environment - working with Virgin Atlantic they managed to research this and find more eco fabrics.” Hopefully Vivienne’s plans will receive a better response that Spring Airlines’ announcement that they intend to make their cabin crew dress as maids and butlers.

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