May 13, 2015

What is a Piquet fabric?

Piquet or Piqué, from the French term, is a fabric usually woven with two warps to produce characteristic parallel cords, diamonds, horizontal ribs and other interesting effects. They are usually very richly constructed to emphasize the raised structures. Piquet fabrics are often knitted as well as woven and can be quite formal (for evening shirts) or also sporty.