We at Field Grey are very proud to announce the official launch of Titan Airways’ brand spanking new Field Grey-designed cabin crew uniform.
We worked very closely with the lovely folk at Titan in order to design and develop a uniform that was not only functional and fabulous, but that really reflected the airline’s impressively high standards of service.
Both male and female cabin crew sport sharp tailoring that features delicate, thoughtful references to the Titan brand. Fitted female jackets are finished with patterned purple buttons whilst male blazers feature purple buttonholes which match their silk ties. Beautiful tailored dresses were designed and made especially for the Titan crew as an alternative to a skirt and shirt ensemble. Skirts were fitted with a special shirt-gripper around the waist, ensuring that the crew can be happy in the knowledge that their uniform is working with them when they’re opening overhead lockers – and not against them!
We had the cabin crew’s luxurious mulberry-coloured leather gloves specially made in a traditional British glove factory and had smart handbags manufactured in the same purple hue.
What we thought was a really special touch, and one that the staff at Titan totally deserve, was the creation of a bespoke print that was designed in-house at Field Grey exclusively for Titan. This Titan print contrasts deep purple hues against soft lilac, and features on the silk print scarves of the female cabin crew.
The staff look wonderful in their new uniform, see for yourself at www.titan-airways.com
We’re on cloud nine.
Following on from the success of Mad Men, BBC2 has recently launched ‘Pan Am’, a brand new television drama based on the lives of iconic airline’s pilots and cabin crew. Set in 1960s New York, with an ex-Pan Am stewardess as executive producer and a pilot episode costing $10 million it is sure to make fascinating viewing.
Established in 1927 in Key West, Pan Am was a small airline with a focus on quality, style and reliability. From this simple formula sprouted an astonishing worldwide success. With the airline’s celebrity peaking in the swinging sixties, Pan Am was undoubtedly benefiting from the rise of the ‘jet era’ – but it went beyond that. Pan Am’s shrewd use of design proliferated their glamorous reputation using the very best of mid century modern design. The airline collaborated with recognised fashion designer Edith Head to produce their uniforms and first class passengers were even given a ‘Pan Am bag’, an item that rose to cult status due to the abundance of celebrities and rock stars flying Pan Am. The pilots wings were even filled with gold!
The Pan Am brand denotes a style and sex appeal that is no longer associated with flying. This is perhaps best portrayed in the familiar scene in Catch Me If You Can, in which eight glamorous girls in Pan Am uniforms signify Leonardo Dicaprio’s ‘successful’ new life (pictured below).
The popularity of budget airlines and the infamous ‘cattle class’ is now the norm. With the glamour of flying Pan Am seemingly unattainable to many in current climates, ‘Pan Am’ gives a delicious insight into the most desirable departures in aviation history.
Images @ tv.com, Everything Panam.com, Dreamworks, Financial Times