In light of its 85th birthday, Turkish Airlines has enhanced the appearance of its cabin crew with brand new, specially designed uniforms.
The new uniforms, developed in partnership with Milan-based Haute Couturier Ettore Bilotta, will be revealed following the opening of the Istanbul New Airport, which will be the carrier’s new home. They are inspired by classic elements of Turkish design and culture, incorporating traditional patterns with contemporary textures and details.
Chairman of the board and the executive committee, Turkish Airlines, M. İlker Aycı enthused on the new uniforms: “Turkish Airlines is always thrilled to collaborate with such creative and distinctive talents which blend elegant and practical design. While maintaining traditional elements of Turkish design and culture, our new uniforms are professional and stay true to a culture of hospitality, just like our airline.”
Meanwhile, the uniform’s designer, Ettore Billotta, remarked: “When I started to design for Turkish Airlines, the first thing that inspired me was Istanbul. This city has been a melting pot for art and civilisation for centuries and has a rare richness as a common heritage of many cultures. I wanted to bring elements from traditional calligraphy and mosaics together with the new interpretations of Turkish motifs, which emphasise modern lines, into foulards and ties to reflect a contrast and duality.”