Manish Malhotra Puts Air India Crew In Saree Pants
MUMBAI (ANI) – On December 12, Air India unveiled the uniforms for cabin crew and pilots designed by Manish Malhotra.
This is the first time that the airline changed its crew uniforms in six decades since it was founded in 1932.
In a video Air India posted on social, crew members are seen wearing the latest uniforms. The caption reads, “Introducing our new Pilot & Cabin crew uniforms, an ode to Air India’s rich history and a promise of a bright future. These uniforms, envisioned by India’s leading couturier @ManishMalhotra, features three quintessential Indian colours – red, aubergine and gold, representing the confident, vibrant new India.”
Malhotra said that his aim was “to create uniforms that capture the essence of India’s diverse culture and traditions while also embodying a modern and sophisticated look. By incorporating quintessential hues that are symbolic to India, I hope that these uniforms not only make the crew feel proud but also leave a lasting impression on the guests, representing the warmth and hospitality that India is known for.”
He added, “There have been times when halfway across the world I have caught a glimpse of an Air India and felt closer to India again. In earlier years, they (cabin crew) used to wear lehengas and maang teekas.”
The new uniform will be rolled out by the end of this year.