Lookbook – SS18 Collection

The SS18 theme is a modest tribute to the small orange pilot boats in Denmark, as well
as an appreciation of the highly specialized and often dangerous pilot navigation work. The pilot´s job is
to assist and advise the large vessels through waters, that require local knowledge about the nautical conditions.
They sail out in all kind of weather and board the large ships in high-traffic areas, that are difficult to navigate, such
as narrow straits and entrances to harbors. Pilots are on standby throughout the year; day and night.
The characteristic design of the pilot boats, with strong black typography and bright
orange color, has inspired the Pilot Pilot unisex jacket. The print illustrates the latitude
and longitude of the Elka headquarter in Sunds, Denmark.


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Pilot boat
‘A boat used to transport maritime pilots to and from ships’