Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Ottoman Empire Queens...and a King: the (unofficially) new Turkish Airlines flight attendant uniforms, designed by Turkish fashion designer Dilek Hanif’s
Two things have recently caused a big "stir" on the web in regards to "Flight Attendant Couture". One had to do with the new uniforms for Turkish Airlines and the other, the ones for United Airlines. Both were not so good. So naturally, since I LOVE ME some Flight Attendants (especially those 70's/80's fierce ones!), I had to discuss.
Turkish Airlines Mumsy
First off: last month, a big Twitter and Web hub-a-loo occurred when photos of the supposed new designs for Turkish Airlines uniforms were "released" and well, most people were not very amused. Turkey’s proposed new and more modest dress code for its flight attendants has been criticized by the country’s seculars with some Twitter users deriding the new suggested uniforms as reminiscent of the costumes worn in the Ottoman Empire.
The Current Flight Attendant Uniform, Turkish Airlines
Critics likened the suggested uniforms to those worn in the “Magnificent Century,” a popular Turkish soap opera about the decadent reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. Many found these new "uniforms" to be too conservative: “Even my students with head scarves find these ridiculous,” said Ayse Saktanber, a sociologist at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara.
Turkish Airlines Uniforms, 1970's
Now, let's discuss the drab, un-imaginative new United Airlines uniforms:
Welcome Aboard...Now Be Bored by Our Uniforms--the new United Airlines uniforms
First off: Oh Dear! This is making me want to order THREE Bloody Mary's really quick. These have to be some of the most DRAB uniforms I have ever witnessed...since my last American Airlines flight! GREY? Bland Blue? Too-long sleeves, too-long hem lengths? Are we at Church? OK, I'll stop...Let's talk about what is going on here:
Click Below to Watch the new United Airlines Uniforms Fashion Show Presentation:
With all this above, my favorite Flight Attendant Uniforms remain being:
Emirates Airlines Flight Attendants
Korean Air Flight Attendants
So which is WORSE? The new (supposed) Turkish Airlines uniforms or the (ba-ba boring) United Airlines ones? Let me know!