AirSial, an all-new local airline, is about to begin domestic flights across Pakistan later this month – and it looks like the cabin crew is going to wear tailored designer-wear.
In an announcement on social media, the airline announced that the uniforms will be designed by Nomi Ansari.
Nomi, incidentally, is quite the expert at creating uniforms for aiirlines. The staff working in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) currently wears Nomi Ansari, with the print of the headscarf created by another designer, Sania Maskatiya.
Now, AirSial will be another feather in his cap.
“I had been working on this project for a year now and the uniforms actually got done earlier this year, in April,” says the designer.
“But then, the airlines’ launch got delayed due to Covid. I made different variations and they shortlisted the design that they preferred. I wanted to give the uniforms a tailored look and select a color that was neutral and went with all skin tones.”
Nomi opted for a green, adding different colored pipings for differentiating the different crews, such as the cabin crew and the staff that would be working on ground.
“For the women, I have created a short shirt with three-quarter sleeves, paired with a jacket, cap and scarf. There are different prints for the scarves depending on what crew the staff member belongs to.
The scarf will be worn around the neck and if a woman wants to cover her head, there is a different pattern for her, with a cowl around the neck.”
The men’s uniform, says Nomi, is along similar simple lines but is currently undergoing a few tweaks.
What is it with Nomi and flight attendants’ uniforms? “It’s just a job that I am given to do and I put all my heart and soul into it. I am only supposed to provide one design but instead, I give options and add variations. I enjoy it,” says the designer.