Luly Yang West Coast Designed Uniforms for Alaska Airlines to be Put to Use by Late 2019
Alaska Airlines and fashion designer, Luly Yang, debuted a modern, West Coast-inspired, custom-designed uniform collection.
At a fashion show inside the airlines‘s Sea-Tac hangar, employee models walked the runway, showcasing over 90 garments and accessories to thousands of employees.
The design, which has been more than two years in the making, will clad 19,000 Alaska, Virgin America, and Horizon Air uniformed employees starting in late 2019.
“Luly’s designs capture our fresh, West Coast vibe and we are thrilled with the collection. Like our refreshed brand, launched in early 2016, our new uniform collection includes bright pops of colour, clean lines and stunning finishes, creating a stylish yet approachable look,” said Sangita Woerner, Alaska Airlines’ Vice President of Marketing.;ly
Echoing Woerner’s remarks was Justin Fitzgerald, a flight attendant who worked for Virgin America and now Alaska Airlines.
“The Virgin America uniform has been such a sleek and modern look that I thought it would be so hard to top. Seeing Luly’s designs brought to life has been super exciting! Ms. Yang has taken a lot of our input and has created a very cool, classic yet modern, West Coast vibe,” said Fitzgerald.
The uniforms make their official debut next week, with 130 employee wear testers – flight attendants, pilots, customer service agents and lounge employees – putting the uniforms through their paces for the next 60 days.
Yang opened her first studio boutique in downtown Seattle in 2000. Today, she is an internationally known designer headquartered in Seattle, whose portfolio has expanded to include red carpet couture gowns, bridal collections, cocktail attire, bespoke menswear and hotel uniforms.
Yang’s Luly Label ready to wear, cashmere knits and leather accessories are available online and in her showroom for the general public. She is known for her timeless design solutions and signature fit, cultivated over years of experience. Her past career as an architectural graphic designer inspired her mantra of the perfect marriage between “Form and Function.”