Following the success of their first-time limited edition sneaker drop, KFC Singapore is launching a collection of stylish apparel in collaboration with one of Singapore’s award-winning designers, Thomas Wee. And this time, in the form of brand-new uniforms for every member of the KFC family. More than a sartorial overhaul, the launch of KFC x Thomas Wee is a tribute to the phenomenal people who built KFC to what it is today, and an appreciation of their individual roles, contribution, and dedication to excellence every day.
Says KFC Singapore General Manager Lynette Lee: “With the launch of KFC’s new uniforms, we hope that every one of our KFC family members will feel the pride and appreciation that we have for them. Because it’s all about being our best selves and so that we can make a difference.”
Designed and created by Thomas Wee, the new uniforms mark the first time that KFC will be collaborating with a local fashion designer on such an endeavour, as well as the first time Thomas Wee will be designing for a local F&B brand in almost 40 years of his illustrious career. As opposed to the previously standard uniform of a red dry-fit polo tee, this latest venture boasts not one, not two, but four different types of designs that cohere with each KFC crew member’s role and responsibilities so that you’ll know who to look for when you’re dining at KFC. In addition, all designs were thoughtfully crafted to maximise peak comfort and functionality for every member of the KFC family.
Says designer Thomas Wee: “I was inspired by KFC’s show of appreciation for every single one of their staff members and this translated to my approach to the designs. I wanted to create a collection of uniforms that will look smart on everyone of the KFC team, regardless of gender, age, skin tone or size. I hope the new uniforms will boost the morale of the service team and allow everyone to feel confident and excited to wear them in the day-to-day!”
What’s more, in conjunction with the launch of KFC x Thomas Wee collaboration, KFC is working together with its crew members and local visual artist Izzraimy, co-founder of the Island Boys Collective, on a photoshoot that celebrates the diverse KFC family. To check out these uniforms in action, be sure to make your way to any KFC outlet in Singapore this July, while tucking into finger lickin’ good chicken!