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CAL's new uniform draws mixed reactions

CAL's new uniform draws mixed reactions

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) The inauguration of a new uniform for China Airlines (CAL) crew, Taiwan's largest air carrier, has drawn mixed reactions Friday, with some mocking it's similarity to the Japanese cartoon Tranzor Z. The uniform, designed by Oscar nominee costume designer William Chang (???), features bold color blocks in sharp contrast -- such as red and violet, and white and blue-gray. The uniform is a fusion of traditional Mandarin gown and modern Western fashions, Chang explained. "I am designing fashion, not a uniform," Chang said at the inauguration ceremony. While some praised the design as elegant, others were less complimentary. "Looks like there was not enough cloth so they had to patch together different fabrics," one netizen commented. In response to the criticism, Chang said it is even better if some consider his design to be like Tranzor Z, because it suggests that the work is very powerful and full of character. The new uniform will make its debut in August, according to CAL. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-26 03:53 GMT+08:00