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Milan fashion school designers create new haute couture uniforms for Silversea

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Super swank Silversea Cruises has taken on an even more uptown look with the addition of smart new uniforms created by Italy's prestigious Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) of Milan, a specialized fashion school for designers destined for the fashion brands globally.

The cruise line released the fashions during recent Silver Wind cruise in Venice. The project actually began in September 2012 when the IED team spent several days aboard Silver Spirit, sketching ideas that blend with the ship's Art Deco interior, and gaining insight into the functions and needs of the ship's officers and staff working in a diversity of settings, including reception, restaurants, lounges, and housekeeping. The new look speaks elegance and distinction done in cotton and wool with a black, white, blue and grey color palette.

"We're delighted to showcase the talents of the up-and-coming fashion designers of IED," said Cristina Levis, Silversea's head of business development. "They have created stylish and comfortable uniforms that will be made in Italy and that effectively project the sophistication, professionalism, and graciousness of the ladies and gentlemen who represent our brand."

The collection was designed by Antonio Pala, Alla Polozenko, Laura Liistro, and Magdalena Kilkovich. The project was coordinated by Francesca Tottoli, manager of special projects for IED Moda, and professors Valentina Conzo and Alfonso Granieri.

If you’re planning to take a Silversea cruise in the next few months you’ll with get a first hand look at the new fashions that will soon be worn by the crew. You will also be treated to one of the experiences at sea with seamless service, particularly fine food, free-flowing wines, Champagne and spirits and gorgeous suites manned by butlers (plus all your tips are taken care of in the fare). Yes, this is my subjective opinion of the cruise line, and it was formed after more than a dozen cruises on each of its ships.

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