Patrick Cox Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Shoes, Net Worth, Cookies & Cake

Patrick Cox Biography

Patrick Cox is a Canadian-British fashion designer with his own label that specializes in shoes, leather goods, and accessories. Cox is best known for using unusual materials and combining avant-garde and traditional styles.


How old is Patrick Cox? – Age

He is 59 years old as of 19 March 2022. He was born in 1963 in Edmonton, Canada.

Patrick Cox Family – Education

He was born to a Canadian ballerina mother and an English linguist father. Cox was educated locally, with the exception of periods when his father’s work required the family to relocate to Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon. Cox graduated from high school in Edmonton, Canada, and moved to Toronto on his own when he was 17 years old.

Patrick Cox Wife

Tyler Brûlé, a Canadian journalist, entrepreneur, and magazine publisher used to be Cox’s boyfriend. Cox contributed to the launch of Brûlé’s Wallpaper magazine, which was later sold to Time Warner in 1997. They divorced in 1997.

Patrick Cox – Cox Cookies & Cake

Cox opened ‘Cox Cookies & Cake,’ a pâtisserie in London’s Soho district, with Eric Lanlard, whom he met through Elizabeth Hurley. The décor was black and neon, in keeping with the area’s history of seedy business, and the staff wore studded leather aprons. Titty and bum cupcakes were on the menu, as well as his mother Maureen’s recipe for traditional Canadian Nanaimo bars. Cox decided to close the business after two years of successful trading in order to return to shoe design.

What happened to Patrick Cox shoes

In 2007, he sold his company and was contractually prohibited from designing shoes for three years.

Patrick Cox Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

What does Patrick Cox design? – Career

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

Dashion Designer Patrick Cox Photo
Dashion Designer Patrick Cox Photo

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

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.

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.

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

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

Cox left the eponymous firm the following year, and the entire operation was closed in 2008, with the exception of a few remaining Japanese licenses. He was approached in 2011 to design for the Italian shoe company Geox. Patrick Cox’s witty ironic British take on design was incorporated into the resulting GEOX Designed by Patrick Cox capsule collection. Cox returned to fashion in 2016 with his Lathbridge line of shoes and leather goods. Cox’s middle name inspired the brand name, and the company logo is a bulldog, which was inspired by Cox’s pet English bulldogs Caesar and Brutus.