Patrick Cox (Designer) Bio, Age, Married, Wife, Net Worth, Family, Parents

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Patrick Cox Biography

Patrick Cox is a fashion designer who has his own line of shoes, leather goods, and accessories. Cox is best known for combining avant-garde and traditional styles and for using unusual materials.

Patrick Cox Age

How old is Cox? He is 59 years old as of  2022. He was born a Canadian-British on 19 March 1963 in Edmonton, Canada.

Patrick Cox Education

Cox graduated from high school in Edmonton, Canada, and moved to the London College of Fashion (Formerly Cordwainer’s Technical College). ALSO READ: Jenifer Lewis

Patrick Cox Family and Parents

He was the son of a Canadian ballerina and an English linguist. With the exception of periods when his father’s work required the family to relocate to Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon, Cox was educated locally.

Patrick Cox Wife| Married

Is Patrick Married?  Cox’s ex-boyfriend was Tyler Brûlé, a Canadian journalist, entrepreneur, and magazine publisher. Cox helped launch Brûlé’s Wallpaper magazine, which was later purchased by Time Warner in 1997. In 1997, they divorced.

Patrick Cox’s Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

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At the age of 19, Cox created his first pair of shoes for Toronto-based designer Loucas Kleanthous, who suggested Cox pursue a career as a designer. Because she was interested in British fashion, Cox attended Cordwainer’s Technical College in London, a design school that was absorbed into the London College of Fashion in 2000. Cox attended Cordwainer’s from 1983 to 1985. He graduated with honors in July 1985.

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Cox probably spent as much time in London nightclubs as he did studying. As a result of his partying, Cox became friends with several well-known designers, including the legendary Vivienne Westwood. As a result, in 1984, Westwood hired Cox to design shoes for her “Clint Eastwood” collection.

One of Cox’s shoes featured a 4-inch platform, which served as the prototype for a 9-inch pair later worn by supermodel Naomi Campbell when she famously fell during a Westwood fashion show in Paris, France in 1993. Cox designed and handmade fluorescent fringed moccasins for David Holah and Stevie Stewart’s celebrated Body Map brand in his second year of college.

Cox founded his own shoe company in 1985 and designed the shoes for John Galliano’s “Fallen Angels” collection in 1986. Cox then launched his own Patrick Cox label, using the fleur-de-lys logo. Cox worked with Galliano for two more seasons. Cox attributes his first interest in moccasins to fellow designer Richard James, who asked Cox to create a modern loafer for one of his early 1990s fashion shows.

Cox opened his first Parisian store on the right bank in 1994, followed in 1995 by a second store on Sloane Street in London, a new store on Madison Avenue in New York, and a second store on the left bank in Paris. During this time, Cox was named British Fashion Awards Accessory Designer of the Year twice. Cox relocated his design office and production from the United Kingdom to Civitanova, in the Italian Marche, an area known for shoe manufacturing, in 1998. He also created shoes for a number of fashion shows, including Anna Sui, John Flett, Alistair Blair, and Lanvin Haute Couture, to name a few.

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Cox opened his first shop in Sloane Square, Chelsea, a well-known fashion district of London, in 1991, opposite the Peter Jones department store. Cox released his first collection for the mass market in 1993. The “Wannabe” diffusion range increased the company’s semi-annual sales from 2,000 to 200,000 pairs. Cox’s signature style was a loafer with a chunky heel, reminiscent of the disco platforms worn inside Studio 54 in the 1970s.

Following his early association with Vivienne Westwood, Cox developed a cult-like status in Japan, and in 1996 signed a 10-year licensing agreement with leading Japanese luxury department store group Isetan. This agreement resulted in the opening of over 40 stores across Japan, as well as a diverse range of licensed Japanese products such as ready-to-wear, bags, jewelry, and watches.

Charles Jourdan, a French fashion footwear house, approached Cox, and he was appointed Creative Director in January 2003, with the task of revitalizing the brand. Cox decided to focus on the development of his own label after three years of fruitful collaboration. Patrick Cox was acquired by the Hong Kong duty-free company King Power Group in 2006.