This handsome bouclé fabric marries the softness and intense colour of merino wool to the lustre of contrasting yarns. Base colours ranging from soft greys and blues through to cerise, powder-pink and deep orange are flecked with glossy threads of silvery grey, gold, pearlescent white and blue. The effects range from the glamour of a rich charcoal flecked with old gold, to the freshness of a shell pink shot through with pewter.
The nubbly texture of a bouclé weave is closely associated with high-end fashion garments. The colourways used in Pilot relate closely to key garments designed by Raf Simons in recent collections. Created by weaving with a combination of tight and loose yarns that leave little loops and circlets on the surface of the textile, the irregularities in surface texture and colour result in a very sophisticated fabric that is none the less suitable for general upholstery.