The much-awaited, all-new line of uniforms for cabin and cockpit crew was unveiled by Air India, the top international airline in India, today, ushering in a new era of inflight fashion.
The new uniforms are made in a variety of colors and classic styles by Indian celebrity couturier Manish Malhotra in his Mumbai atelier. The collection reflects an uncommon, well-balanced fusion of sophisticated 21st-century design, comfort, and elegance with rich Indian heritage and aesthetics.
With the first Airbus A350 operated by Air India going into service in a few months, the new uniforms will be phased in. A ready-to-wear ombré saree with elaborate patterns evoking Indian heritage architecture (jharokha) and the Vista (the new Air India logo icon) is the attire for female cabin crew members. It is worn with a comfortable blouse and blazer.
The ready-to-wear sarees can optionally be paired with cozy trousers, giving female cabin crew members more freedom to choose the look that best suits their style and creating a distinctive East meets West aesthetic.
The senior female cabin crew will look sophisticated and authoritative in their aubergine-to-burgundy ombré sarees paired with aubergine blazers. Junior female cabin crew, on the other hand, will represent youth and energy with bright red-to-purple ombré sarees paired with red blazers.
The classic black suit with Vista-inspired print that represents professionalism, timeless style, and the gravity of the flying profession is part of the cockpit crew’s uniform.
To make every stride resonate with the grace and poise inherent in Air India‘s sartorial overhaul, Malhotra has also carefully chosen footwear that strikes a balance between comfort and style. The male and female cabin crew members will be dressed in casual black brogues and dual-tone block heels (black and burgundy). Female cabin crew members wear sling bags and pearl earrings as part of their uniform.