While top designers prepare for all the glamour of the New York Fashion Week, their designs are turning heads in the skies around the world. Our friend, Amanda Festa, editor at Cheapflights.com, has seen more and more airlines turning to fashion designers to reinvent their image.
“Travel is a state of mind, and savvy airlines are helping set the stage with stylized uniforms that speak to their brand and the experience they want to offer passengers.”
So, whether you’re flying in for the New York Fashion Week or on a flight overseas take a look at your Flight Crew, they just may be wearing the latest designs by some of the industries top designers.
Fashion Soars To New Heights
Among the top designers in the sky are Emma Howard, who designed uniforms for Hawaiian Airlines. In her design concepts, Howard drew her creative style from the word, Makahiki, which unites the words movement and flight. While most uniforms are designed in colors of red and navy, Howard uses hues representing Hawaii’s beautiful skies and ocean.
Vivienne Westwood designed Virgin Atlantic’s uniforms to flatter all body sizes and shapes. Her design incorporate’s Virgin’s signature color, red, to create bold and confident jackets.
Banana Republic, which will be premiering their collection during New York Fashion Week created new designs for Virgin America. Designs included reversible belts, a signature trench coat for both men and women, as well as stylish accessories.
To ensure employees are visible at all times on the ground and in the air, Martin Grant designed uniforms for Qantas that featured a bold stripped dress for women that can be accented with a red or pink scarf.
Ettore Bilotta’s creative designs of trousers and skirts for Etihad Airways draws on the golden age of glamorous flights.
While Christian Lacroix created a stunning wardrobe collection for Air France, which draws on the jet-setting era between the 1950’s and 60’s. Uniforms include a classic blue and red color scheme that includes red leather gloves, scarf, and over-sized red bow around the waist that completes that fabulous outfit.
Lacroix also designed China Eastern Airline’s uniforms with a crisp cosmopolitan style that include pencil skirts and a wide, bright red belt with an over-sized buckle.
From Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood, to Zac Posen, who is redesigning Delta’s uniforms, the fashion industry has shown that the sky is the limit when it comes glamour and style!
When compared to other fashion shows such as those in London, Paris and Milan, the New York Fashion Show top’s them all with the most attendance! Check out the buzz on New York Fashion Week.
Can’t get enough of fashion, then visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York because starting in mid October is the exhibit, Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution. The exhibit will showcase how textile patterns from great artist like the Leonardo da Vinci, and others from the Renaissance period would essentially become the first fashion publications.
Another exhibit not to miss at the MET is the Costume Institute’s Fall exhibition, Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style that starts in November. The thematic exhibition will include 60 ensembles of haute couture and ready-to-wear primarily from de Ribes’s personal archive, dating from 1959 to the present.
Will you be in New York City for Fashion week? If so, here are 6 budget-friendly things to do this fall.
For get the stiletto’s, how about flip flops, and relaxing on a sandy beach in Hawaii? September welcomes in the Aloha Festivals that take place at several locations on O‘ahu, and all the events are free and open to the public.
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