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Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:57 pm

Holy smokes. Anyone seen the new uniform for Virgin Atlantic? Bit of a departure from what they have right now. not sure if i like it or not.

http://thedesignair.net/2013/07/12/v...showcase-new-uniforms-by-westwood/ [edit - posted wrong link!]

thoughts?

[Edited 2013-07-12 08:02:01]
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:17 pm

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:23 pm

That was just the illustrations when I checked. good link too. Although, more images in the first link?

The bow tie element is cool looking closer
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:56 pm

like them, wish both black ones guy n gals were for cabin too, why scarf for female pilot?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:02 pm

I don't like the female FA blouse. It just doesn't work with the blazer. I'm not really a fan of the male FA uniform either. The cut is nice, but the colors just don't work for me.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:13 pm

It all feels a little 'flouncy' no?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:28 pm

Those look cool. I wonder why the scarf for the pilots though, in fact I wonder why the scarf at all.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:57 pm

The mens uniform has a smart look, but I think it is "a look" what will only suit the slimmer cabin staff.
can not see it flattering the "larger" cabincrew.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:42 pm

I will give them this: it is miles ahead of the fiasco that UAL has just introduced!
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:56 pm

Standard red female FA uniform is fab, as is the burgundy men's outfit (minus the godawful tie). Most of everything else is pretty nasty IMHO. All just a bit too try hard and over designed for me.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:27 pm

It all looks a bit tacky in my opinion. Virgin really are spending money wisely, aren't they?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:36 pm

Vivienne westwood designs are never typical., they hired her for a purpose, glad theyre not conventional and boring,and bringing back some style for 60s/70s, like I said the black ones should also be in the cabin.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:59 pm

They look like smart 60/70s Formal Wear, which is right on-brand.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:22 pm

Dreadful and cheap looking. They should have gone to Primark and it would have looked better !!
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:42 pm

Look nice, but I was wondering about the scarf on the female pilot too.

I actually like the uniforms for the non-cabin crew better.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:08 pm

It gets my thumbs up.

I think it suits the Virgin brand to be a bit quirky. Saying that thought, I wouldn't like to be the male cabin crew who has to wear that uniform. Looks a bit clownish. On the right bloke it might look fine.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:19 pm

That will look dated and old fashioned very quickly
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:39 pm

Quoting OA412 (Reply 4):
I don't like the female FA blouse. It just doesn't work with the blazer. I'm not really a fan of the male FA uniform either. The cut is nice, but the colors just don't work for me.
Quoting OA412 (Reply 4):
I don't like the female FA blouse. It just doesn't work with the blazer. I'm not really a fan of the male FA uniform either. The cut is nice, but the colors just don't work for me.
Quoting nicholasjet (Reply 5):

It all feels a little 'flouncy' no?
Quoting kdhurst380 (Reply 10):

It all looks a bit tacky in my opinion. Virgin really are spending money wisely, aren't they?
Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
Dreadful and cheap looking. They should have gone to Primark and it would have looked better !!
Quoting tcxdegsy (Reply 16):

That will look dated and old fashioned very quickly

Ah yes, the usual suspects who don't like anything new. I like them and they look fresh and hip.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:46 pm

Quoting brilondon (Reply 17):
Ah yes, the usual suspects who don't like anything new. I like them and they look fresh and hip.

Wrong!! I like lots of new things but they tend to be tasteful and not tacky and cheap. I guess it takes all sorts.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:02 pm

Didn't know that Virgin Atlantic has hairdresser.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:05 pm

Quoting lhrnue (Reply 19):
Didn't know that Virgin Atlantic has hairdresser.

Think its in the Spa in their Club House.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:08 pm

Absolutely....STUNNING! The "fit & finish" is worthy of a world class look and feel. The grey vest, plus the grey lapel features on the jacket, deep rich-looking burgundy colors are very, very TIMELESS....

[Edited 2013-07-12 16:12:18]
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:16 pm

Love Vivienne Westwood, have been to a few of her shows and love how she translated her style into Virgin Uniforms. Great choice by Virgin to hire her ...
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:17 pm

I like them too...very stylish and very Virgin....when are they supposed to start using them?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:47 am

I like the throwback feel of the uniforms - they have a classy look to them. It speaks to me for sure.

I'm not entirely sold on the female cabin crew blouse, truth be told.

I do LOVE the male cabin crew uniform though. I love the accents, the colors, all of it. I think it works pretty well together.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:20 am

Something about burgundy that makes anything look dreadful and dated...
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:14 am

Quoting SkyTeamTriStar (Reply 21):
Absolutely....STUNNING! The "fit & finish" is worthy of a world class look and feel. The grey vest, plus the grey lapel features on the jacket, deep rich-looking burgundy colors are very, very TIMELESS....

I agree completely. the colors are to die for , meaning, the mens clothes. Very nice and just great. I am not, howeveer, a fan of the male vest 'cut' or how it looks. I'd rather see it button more traditionally, although it certainly does scream Vivienne Westwood.

The womans FA white blouse with the jacket. I think it looks fine to be honest, BUT I think the blouse looks uncomfortab le to wear. Have we seen any photos of it without the jacket?

I do like the idea of the womens Red paired with the mens Burgundy/Gray.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:00 am

Quoting Kleiner (Reply 12):

They look like smart 60/70s Formal Wear, which is right on-brand.

  

Quoting babybus (Reply 15):
I think it suits the Virgin brand to be a bit quirky.

  

Quoting Aeri28 (Reply 26):
I agree completely. the colors are to die for , meaning, the mens clothes. Very nice and just great.

  

It was going to be interesting to see what VW came up with, would it be a twist on the current, or something interesting and quirky ... it's certainly the latter and looks fantastic. I guess women pilots won't be wearing the scarf when in the cockpit though, and for those who think this won't look good on some VS cabin crew, you're not familiar with them (aka just about all look great in a sack!).
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:37 am

Love it so far, its very Vivienne Westwood, and very Virgin. I'll reserve my final judgement for when we see them on actual crew in a show or on board, photoshopped images can sometimes make things look more over the top than they are, or can embellish some awkward looking things as well. So far though, its cool. I love that faux bow tie thing they've got going!
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:13 am

I love this uniform..... great design.

I've seen photos of friends wearing it and it looks fantastic !

The girls are keeping the red shoes as well !

I love the men's uniform, it's the first time the male uniform has really had any design or unique style to it !
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:22 am

I like them, modern, stylish and different.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:41 pm

The girls usually take off their jackets when serving onboard, would be interesting to see how the shirts look without the jacket on....
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:51 pm

Love the photos. The design is very Westwood and although a bit "challenging" is defiantly interesting and looks great. I think it's bang on-brand for VS. I suspect this will age very well, I think although the details retro, but the cut and style are very sharp. To be fair, if you ask Westwood to sign your uniform you're not gong to get a plain navy suit are you?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:39 pm

I absolutely love it! It's 'different', while maintaining an elegant, sophisticated touch. Indeed very Westwood. Excellent job by Virgin Atlantic and this uniform is so much better than the current one. It would really stand out in a terminal then the crew is walking towards the plane. Yeah bring it on for creating a new advert!
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:15 am

Only negative thing I have to say, is I feel female Ground-staff and Cabin Crew should be offered a pants option.

Quoting OH-LGA (Reply 24):

I like the throwback feel of the uniforms - they have a classy look to them. It speaks to me for sure.

I agree something kinda retro about the uniform, especially the guys. Very stylish, and chic! I wonder if they have an overcoat? Used to be a signature piece.

Quoting nicholasjet (Reply 31):
The girls usually take off their jackets when serving onboard, would be interesting to see how the shirts look without the jacket on....

Its strange there is no inflight uniform either a waist coat, serving jacket or even apron for the crew.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:16 am

Quoting brilondon (Reply 17):
Ah yes, the usual suspects who don't like anything new. I like them and they look fresh and hip.

Excuse me?
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:12 am

I don't want to be predictable but I don't like it.

That Captain looks like she should be singing mainstage at the Silver Bullet somewhere just outside of Oklahoma City and the crew look like cruise ship croupiers.

[Edited 2013-07-16 04:12:58]
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:59 am

Men's uniform reminds me of a circus ringmaster and just needs coat tails and a top hat. But I like it a lot more than the women's uniform that looks like Captain Hook.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Launch New Uniform

Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:56 am

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 34):
Its strange there is no inflight uniform either a waist coat, serving jacket or even apron for the crew.

There is a full red tabard for the girls & a full length bar apron for the lads.

They also have new crew bags & the girls have new crew handbags.

Don't forget this uniform is still in it's trial phase and won't be fully on-line until next year. It needs to be fully tested in a working mode.
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