By Lissette Rondon
Miami Fashion Week is here again and this year Eastern Air Lines, a major airline based in Miami, announced that it plans to re-launch services from the Miami International Airport, becoming the official sponsor of Miami Fashion Week.
In the spirit of fashion, they created a contest inviting local designers to design the company’s new flight attendant uniforms, choosing just five finalists that will present their designs at the EAL showcase at Miami Fashion Week on May 15th-18th where a panel of judges will determine who will land a contract with EAL.
Among the designers, finalists were: Lisu Vega, Vivana G., Samy Gicherman, Kayce Armstrong and Julian Chang. Miami Fashion Spotlight got an exclusive interview with each of them, where they talked about their proposals, inspirations, futuristic designs and more.
Lets have our readers judge and decide who they think has what it takes to be the winner.
(We wanted to be fair so we asked the same 9 questions to each designer just to make it easier for our readers to compare answers and pick their favorite).
“When I was little my dream was to be a flight attendant and fashion designer, so many years later my dream is real—it is an exciting project because I wanted to reflect an independent, chic, elegant women in the airplane.”
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“The Matrix and Star Trek movies were my inspirations with a hero feeling of it, because our stewards are heroes, they risk their lives everyday for us and they represent in the air a safe feeling which gives us tranquility while in the air and we must not forget what they stand for!”
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“I think first, that the competition is very competitive with many designers that have great knowledge in the field of fashion. But I think I have the experience that has given me this fashion career, and has been supplemented with my delicate work. And this project gives me the opportunity to create something very sophisticated but at the same time modern, feminine and glamorous. Also, that everything is within expectations and requirements set by the client, EAL.”
“In 2050 I believe that technology will be very advanced. So with that in mind I turn to my favorite movie genre, science fiction, with films like Blade Runner, Prometheus, Tron and Metropolis came as inspirations. I want the flight attendant of the future to be “Self” sufficient to handle every possible scenario, so I call my flight attendant, ‘Self.’”
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