Sephora employees are set to sport new uniforms designed by Nepalese-American fashion designer Prabal Gurung.

Gurung has been assigned to redesign the all black ensemble worn by the Sephora North American staff, according to British Vogue. The new uniforms will appear in April 2012.

The new look will incorporate the classic black uniforms but now with red trimming. Along with this, female employees can choose a shift dress and male employees can choose a sweater with trousers as new options.

My intention was to reflect the style and playfulness of shopping in a Sephora store, but to also make sure they would be functional in such a fast-paced environment, Gurung told Women's Wear Daily.

The dress incorporates one of my favourite design elements, offering a flash of vibrant red, while the women's pant suit and the separates for men give a sleeker, more tailored look.

The popular designer's frocks for spring/summer 2012 can be seen on the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Amanda Seyfried.

Prabal is a big name for the make-up corporation to partner with. After a successful stint at Bill Blass, he launched his own line, PRABAL GURUNG. He has also been the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and received a nomination for the 2010 CFDA Swarovski Womenswear Award.