Jaycow Milliner
"My hats are not for people who have bad hair days. They are for hat lovers who have wit, humor, and a joie de vivre."

about jaycow


Jaycow is a celebrated milliner, known both for her playful innovation and her meticulous craftsmanship. Since starting her millinery journey in Hong Kong nearly 2 decades ago, she has created hundreds of bespoke headpieces, from exquisite fascinators to show-stopping concert pieces. Her international clinetele range from private hat-lovers and brides, to costume designers and renowned celebrities.  

Drawing on her background as a stylist to the stars, Jaycow has an instinct for bringing out the unique personality, flair and poetics of an individual through her millinery creations. 

A rebel by nature, Jaycow's designs never cease to challenge and surprise, yet each piece also demonstrates her profound respect for traditional craftsmanship. She has travelled the world honing her craft, and counts many of today's millinery masters as her friends and teachers, including the legendary Stephen Jones, royal milliner Rose Corey, Waltraud Reiner, Elvis Pompilio, Louise Macdonald, Jane Stoddart, Jan Wutkowski and Ian Bennett.

Herself a highly sought-after teacher of the millinery arts, Jaycow has been invited to run workshops and masterclasses in cities such as Hong Kong, New York, and London. In 2016, she published the book, Get a Hat Life, documenting her creative journey as a milliner.

Jaycow is currently based in Toronto, and lives with her photographer husband, Franklin, and 2 sons, Fei and Max.