Wanna see Prabal Gurung‘s latest project? Just look to the sky. According to WWD, the designer has been tapped by Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) to create new uniforms for nearly 10,000 of the airline’s flight and ground staff members.
As per Gurung, the new design will “pay homage to the history of the airline while incorporating a fresh and modern perspective.”
“I have been hugely inspired by this project, particularly incorporating my own personal passion for luxury and glamour with that created by ANA’s [crew] during the flight experience,” he said.
Gurung is the latest in a recent string of designers and models bringing fresh fashion to flight. Miranda Kerr modeled the new uniform for Aussie airline Quantas back in April, then Vivienne Westwood unveiled her (sustainable) designs for Virgin Atlantic. Banana Republic showed its Mad Men collaboration 35,000 feet up in the air in February 2012, and lest we forget, Karl Lagerfeld staged Chanel’s spring 2012 haute couture show on a jumbo jet.
Though images of Gurung’s designs have not yet been released, it seems pretty safe to say that ANA’s new uniforms will be nothing short of first class.