Just days after we’ve stepped off SilverShadowin Alaska, ultra-luxury line Silverseahas announced newly-designed uniforms created by prestigious Milan-based fashion school Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)will be rolled out for crew across the line’s eight-ship fleet.
The new uniforms, which were previewed recently in a fashion show held onboard the elegant Silver Windwhen she was docked in Venice, represent the culmination of a project that dates back to the fall of 2012. A team from IED spent several days aboard Silversea’s flagship, the 540-guest Silver Spirit,drawing inspiration from the Art Deco décor that has become one of Silversea’s defining hallmarks.
Designing a new uniform, though, is hard work. Shipboard staff work in a variety of positions that each carry different job responsibilities and mobility requirements, and IED was tasked with creating variations of these new uniforms that would complement the crew working in different departments. Silversea’s existing uniforms use different colours, patterns and fabrics for Officers, and for crew in various positions including restaurant service, reception, international hostesses, lounges, and housekeeping.