Evolving Air-India Uniform Sarees
Evolving Air-India Uniform Sarees, In her forty-year-long career as a flight stewardess, Mahrukh Chikkliwala has seen sweeping changes in uniforms – from resplendent, heavy silk saris which had to be fire resistant because smoking was still allowed on airplanes to Rajasthan ghagra cholis to designing their own uniforms in the 2000s. “The ghagras were added to give the airline an exotic flavor in the 1970s,” says Chikliwala. “We even wore our ghagras on American flights during an exchange program with United Airlines.”
Cut to 2022. The new airline Akasa Air recently became famous for its sustainable and functional flight crew uniforms designed by Rajaesh Pratap Singh, who also happens to be an Indian fashion designer. The athleisure inspired line drew applause for its eco-friendly fabric, cushioned rubber shoes, bandhgala style jackets and custom trousers. The uniform demonstrates just how much airlines have changed over the decades, prioritising comfort as much as looking great.
“Previously, flight attendant dress codes had traditional silhouettes clubbed with classic style center fabric, tailored blazers, pencil skirts and overall the dress code looks good, some like Air India emphasize traditional the culture of their base country,” said designer Ritu Beri, who designed uniforms for Air India and Air Sahara. But now those substances and The silhouettes are a balance between comfort and modernism. “The wearer needs it constantly moving, bending, stretching and following other physical activities finally, the substances used must be materials that are solid and add some stretching,” adds Beri.
As late as 1946, when Tata Air Lines became Air India, air hostesses played sports a western look with a skirt, jacket and a slouch hat. He remembers Chikliwala the most The flight attendants of this era were Anglo-Indians or Parsis. Air trademark The Indian saree was not adopted until the 1960s when western uniforms were scrapped “This is also the time when Air India started advertising India as a tourist destinations with beautiful posters that often feature flight attendants,” Gail said Chukerbuty, who worked on airplanes from 1975 to 2009. about his brand.” These flight attendants are often considered to be the epitome of elegance, she wears a heavy Kanjivaram silk saree made of government mills.
The style of Air India masks gradually became famous – where you had to fold fold your pallu, place it neatly on your shoulder and pin it neatly in place to keep your hands free. “JRD Tata realized this when he they want to create a maharaja brand with oriental luxury and exoticism India, he should also show it to his flight attendants,” the corporation said coach Suneeta Kanga Sodhi who worked for Air India from 1986 to 1992. “For me, the sari is still relevant for an Indian brand internationally.”