Turkish Airlines reveals new cabin uniform designed by Italy's Ettore Bilotta

Turkish Airlines is turning 85 this year and to celebrate, the national airline service to Turkey has recruited Italian designer Ettore Bilotta to create the its new cabin crew uniforms.
Turkish Airline

The Milanese haute-couture designer has crafted the line of uniforms that adopts traditional patterns found in artisanal Turkish glassware, as well as local ceramics and calligraphy, before combining these with modern textures and patterns.

The shapes and colours found in Istanbul Bosphorus were also reimagined for the collection, but with a new "flow detail", designed to symbolise the effortless and dynamic energy flowing through Turkey’s most dynamic city as an intersection between East and West," said a press release.

“When I started to design for Turkish Airlines, the first thing that inspired me was Istanbul," said Bilotta.

“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.”

It's not the first time the Milanese designer has been recruited for airline uniform designs. He has previously worked with airlines Etihad and Alitalia on individual projects.

The new Turkish Airline uniforms will take their maiden flight upon the opening of the Istanbul New Airport.

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