Luly Yang Uniforms
Seattle designer Luly Yang worked with Team Members at the Space Needle to reimagine the uniforms. Employees modeled the new custom designs inspired by the iconic shape of the building in a photo shoot on June 30, 2022.
Team Members are often the first touchpoint of the Space Needle brand with Guests from all across the globe. Our Team Members help communicate our values and ensure our Guests receive the best we have to offer.
The iconic Space Needle is partnering with local Seattle based designer Luly Yang Design Group for new team member uniforms. Working to innovate the uniform industry against stereotypes of being stiff and unflattering, Luly Yang used her experience in design, architecture, and athletics, creating a one-of-a-kind Space Needle uniform.
“We are so pleased to bring Luly Yang’s beautiful and innovative designs to the Space Needle,” says Chief Marketing Officer Karen Olson. “The shapes and colors of the uniforms were thought out perfectly to represent the iconic Space Needle reimagined in a uniform. The Luly Yang brand champions our values of: innovation, engineering, and sustainability.”
The Space Needle uniform design was inspired by the iconic shape of the building’s silhouette. The garment’s seams, color blocks, textures, and reﬂective trims were designed to mirror architectural lines while also flattering the human body. The Space Needle’s brand was referenced for the colors and logos, which were custom created for the collection, as well as the important functional requirements for different front line team members.
Seattle-based architecture ﬁrm Olson Kundig, was awarded the American Institute of Architect’s 2022 National Architecture Honor Award for their work on the Space Needle’s $100M Century Project, which served as inspiration for the custom print, creating a sporty texture that adds dimension to the garments.
“The Space Needle is an architectural landmark known across the globe, and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to create new innovative and unique uniforms for its team,” says Luly Yang owner and operator of Luly Yang Designs. “It is a dream come true to bring the beautiful, recognizable design details from the building into the garments themselves.”
About the Space Needle
Built as the centerpiece and inspiration for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the Space Needle has since become a part of the Seattle experience and the globally-recognized icon for the city. The Space Needle’s recent $100 million renovation added more than 176 tons of glass to the structure offering unparalleled views of Seattle, and houses The Loupe—the world’s first revolving glass floor. Open year-round, the Space Needle hosts more than a million visitors per year. For more information visit: www.spaceneedle.com/press.
About Luly Yang
Luly Yang is a couture fashion and product designer who seeks to elevate the human experience through innovative designs. This mission ﬂows through a dynamic portfolio of multifaceted operations that include Luly Yang Couture, her award-winning fashion house founded in 2000, that specializes in couture red carpet evening wear, bridal, and bespoke suiting; the Luly Yang Design Group that designs and manufactures custom branded corporate uniforms; and specialty lines featuring limited edition ready-to-wear and accessories. LYC and LYDG are entirely operated by a diverse group of women from varying backgrounds and solely owned by Yang.