When Cozmo was a little girl her dream was to have the largest hat collection in the world. Today, she is recognised as one of Europe’s leading milliners having designed pieces for many world celebrities and leaders of fashion.
Her hats have featured on the front of leading fashion magazines including, Harpers and Queen and Tatler and are in constant demand by the press for fashion shoots throughout the year. Since starting the business seven years ago, designers such as Tracey Boyd and Steven Fairchild have asked Cozmo to collaborate with them for their shows. In 2004 the label Buddhist Punk asked Cozmo to top off their first show with hats. Cozmo rose to the occasion with Swarovski beaked parrots to tie in with the shows’ pirate theme.
Cozmo hats have taken her to places like New Zealand Fashion Week where she was asked to be their ‘VIP’ for the duration of their fashion week, to Paris where she did a show for the Madame Chirac Foundation and to be the guest of honour to open The Hat Show in aid of Macmillan, a charity close to her heart.
In 2004 Cozmo Jenks launched a Ready to Wear collection, stockist include Harrods, Selfridges, Dickens and Jones, Coco Ribbon, and soon in Harvey Nichols in Leeds. This year Cozmo designed a range of hats for The Derby and judged the best turned out at Ladies Day at Epsom. The most exciting news for 2005 is the opening of the first Cozmo Jenks boutique and atelier in the West End.
Whilst Cozmo is traditional in her approach to design, her distinctive style and flair is demonstrated dramatically by hats and headpieces that combine directional shapes, dramatic fibres and other materials to create spectacular one-off pieces. Her wild imagination draws influences from everywhere around, and her fantastical hats are an expression of a vibrant, flamboyant nature, perfectly demonstrated by six incredible hats commissioned by Faber Castell incorporating their range of colour pencils, pens and fountain pen nibs as basic materials. Her main influences and constant sources of inspiration come from Dior books of the Thirties and Forties, Schiaparelli and nature.
Jay Kay of Jamiroquai , Kylie Minogue, Jodie and Jemma Kidd, Leah Wood, Pink