Iconic Singapore Airlines uniform sold on Depop as ‘vintage African Ankara dress’ mocked by netizens

  • The iconic “sarong kebaya” uniform worn by Singapore Airlines flight attendants is being sold by UK-based Depop shop Snakecakevintage as a “Vintage African Ankara Dress.”
  • News of the Depop product went viral after Twitter user Leyla Rose shared it on June 22.
  • The uniform is listed for £49 (approximately $60). It is described as “funky, indie, boho, 90s, [and] vintage,” and the model wearing it can be seen draped over a chair in one photo.
  • Many Singaporeans on Twitter mocked the model’s pose, while some tagged Singapore Airlines’ official Twitter account.
  • “Suitable and durable [and] even possessed by ghosts,” one Twitter user wrote.

A Depop shop is under fire from Singaporeans for listing the iconic Singapore Airlines “sarong kebaya” uniform as a “Vintage African Ankara Dress.”

The uniform is being sold on the online clothing resale platform for 49 pounds (approximately $60) by UK-based shop Snakecakevintage. The uniform is described as “funky, indie, boho, 90s, [and] vintage,” and the model wearing it can be seen draped over a chair in one photo.

The product’s listing went viral after Twitter user Leyla Rose shared it on June 22, calling Depop “wild.” 


An Ankara dress is made of African wax prints and features colorful patterns, while the sarong kebaya is made using traditional Asian batik and is worn by Singapore Airlines flight attendants. The latter was designed by the late French fashion designer Pierre Balmain in 1968.

Many Singaporeans on Twitter mocked the model’s pose, while some tagged Singapore Airlines’ official Twitter account. 

“Suitable and durable [and] even possessed by ghosts,” one Twitter user wrote.

“Can you imagine watching some person walk down the street wearing this as everyday wear? They would think I bought a wonderful vintage piece. Nah girl, you bought the Singapore Air dresscode!” another user commented.

 

Feature Image via Depop(left) and Singapore Airlines(right)

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