The new Starfleet uniforms on Star Trek: Prodigy are fantastic looking.
Star Trek: Prodigy made the obvious move during their first season and unofficially made the crew of young, rag-tag kids, into Starfleet cadets. Not really, as they didn’t sign up with Starfleet or begin training, but they’re wearing Starfleet cadet uniforms and that’s a step in the right direction.
In the episode, “A Moral Star Part 1”, the group was given new uniforms by the hologram Kathryne Janeway. Those uniforms are based on prior Starfleet cadet uniforms, with a heavy emphasis on grey and lighter color tones.
Hologram Janeway got a new uniform herself, echoing the design the “cadets” own. These uniforms are similar to past iterations but are also wholly unique to the ship itself.
"Since the USS Protostar is an experimental starship, we felt it gave us some freedom to create our own uniform design, as long as it fit alongside the uniforms of this era. We, [executive producer] Ben Hibon, and our design team spent a lot of time discussing the badge and uniforms. We had to balance the style of our series, while also recognizing these kids aren’t actually anywhere close to being Starfleet Officers, which is why we went for a stripped-down design."
The Star Trek: Prodigy uniforms are really slick
These uniforms are really solid, and the design is perfect for something contemporary. It’s also a neat look to see that the ship’s uniform design goes beyond just the cadet’s grey and light blue look, and also incorporates Hologram Janeway’s uniform too. The darker blue and apparent red piping on the shoulders help tie everything together.
It gives the look something fresh and respects canon. It’s not uncommon for Starfleet to have unique attire to specific ships, as seen with the dress attire for Tom Paris and Harry Kim during the initial launch of the Delta Flyer.