Vivienne Westwood unveils Virgin Atlantic uniforms
Vivienne Westwood has created a revamped, eco-friendly uniform for Virgin Atlantic cabin crew made out of recycled plastic bottles.
Dame Vivienne Westwood has designed new uniforms for Virgin Atlantic cabin crew.
The designer unveiled the stylish eco-friendly clothing at a London party celebrating the airline company's 30th anniversary last night (02.06.14).
The uniforms, in the company's trademark red colour, are made using a polyester made from recycled plastic bottles, taking inspiration from some of the British seamstress' most iconic pieces.
The stylish yet functional jacket is inspired by Westwood's 'Bettina' jacket from the 90s and comes with a matching red pencil skirt.
Male cabin crew will be dressed in a Saville Row inspired three piece suit made out of a burgundy Oxford weave wool, the MailOnline is reporting.
Over 7,500 Virigin Atlantic staff will take to the skies this September wearing the new uniform, comprising 22 pieces in total.
Virgin Atlantic commented: ''[Westwood] was the natural choice to redesign the uniform across all areas of our business. Firstly because original design and sustainability are vital to both Virgin Atlantic and Vivienne Westwood.
''And this long term partnership brings those ideals together in an exciting and innovative collaboration.''
The unveiling event was attended by celebrity guests including Mark Ronson, Matt Smith and Naomie Harris.