Hainan Airlines upgraded their 5th generation uniforms, and they look like they could be on a different runway!
Well, they really have been on the runway. Earlier this year, these new fashion items debuted during Paris Couture Week.
This is a collaboration with one of China’s most successful designers, Laurence Xu.
The design was influenced by the traditional Chinese dress called QiPao.
Chinese-inspired prints such as cloud prints and a mythical bird called Roc are featured in the design.
To revamp the traditional QiPao, Laurence Xu mixed “classical, time-honoured Oriental aesthetics” together with “the silhouette of a modern Western suit.”
The Hainan Airline went through of sketches with the designer and tried hundreds of samples of garments before choosing with the final product.
“We are not only creating a new uniform but also showing the internationalized image of our airline. Especially on international routes, we would like to let passengers know that China is modern and trendy”— Xu Fei, brand director of Hainan Airlines
For the airline, this is absolutely a big improvement over their uniforms in the past!