Nyota Fashion Project | Starfleet Uniform (Kelvin)

The blue cadet jumpsuit Nyota wears for Kirk’s (third) Kobayashi Maru is great because it is exactly the same as what Kirk, and McCoy, and every other cadet in the scenario is wearing. But that is also strange as it is not true in any other scene. Why can women and men wear the same …

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Nyota Fashion Project | Starfleet Dress Uniform (Kelvin)

We barely see Nyota in the dress uniform so none of the following is specific to her, but I’m generally not a fan of it. Content warning for Nazis. There is a passing resemblance to Nazi Germany: And sure, it also resembles a US military dress uniform: Which is more likely what they were going …

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Nyota Fashion Project | Monster Maroon

I’ve always liked the red jacket uniforms. They’re not as fun as the brightly colored ones of the series, but they have more of a uniform feel to them, they look ‘official’ and make the group (Starfleet) look larger, more homogenous. But, perhaps because she gets stuck wearing one when every other character gets to …

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Nyota Fashion Project | Starfleet Uniform (TMP)

The uniform redesign for The Motion Picture was widely lambasted for making it look like the Enterprise crew wear their pajamas to work. Accurate. Nyota looks better than everyone else but it is still weird, unforgiving, and BEIGE. Luckily she has an alternative uniform. Fashion wise, look how much better Nyota’s top-and-slacks version of the …

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Nyota Fashion Project | Starfleet Uniform (TOS)

Lieutenant Uhura’s original series minidress uniform is ICONIC. Is it ridiculous as a uniform? Yes, of course. Should scientific uniforms be gendered in the 24th (or 21st) century? No, of course not. Is Nyota’s uniform fashionable to the nth degree and worthy of celebration? Of a certainty. It is also political. In addition to the …

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Nyota Fashion Project | Klingon Away Mission

Five years ago, September 2013, I brought my then eight year old daughter to see Star Trek Into Darkness. It wasn’t the first time we’d seen it and while we were walking to the theater she went over the things she was excited to see again, including “her, in her cool outfit!” I thought she …

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