Turkish Airlines has unveiled its chic, new cabin crew uniforms by Milan-based haute couturier Ettore Billotta, which are said to be inspired by the “colours and shapes of Istanbul”.

The sharply tailored deep red and industrial grey uniforms, which are topped off with scarves, hats, gloves and bags have a 1950’s style with a contemporary twist.


Female crew members will have the option of wearing a dress, skirt or trouser suit which comes with a contrasting coloured jacket while the men will now wear sleek dark grey suits with matching waistcoats and a red tie.

Designer Ettore Billotta said when she took on the job for Turkish Airlines, her major source of inspiration 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,” she said.


“I wanted to bring elements from traditional calligraphy and mosaics together with the new interpretations of Turkish motifs, which emphasize modern lines, into foulards and ties to reflect a contrast and duality”.

Milan-based designer Ettore Billotta

To launch the uniforms, Turkish Airlines teamed up with British photographer Miles Aldridge, who shot the new threads in unique locations around Istanbul.


The new designs not only look sharp, they have also been tested on long-haul trial flights in different climates to ensure comfort for the crew.

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