Collaborations with avant garde designers, such as Damaris, Mimi Holiday and the renowned florist Ercole Moroni, have inspired Jess to use to new techniques and materials. In 2009 Jess worked with Ercole to make a collection of hats using wood, perspex and fibre optics for the Investec Derby festival.
In 2012 Jess started The Candy Milliner
, a ready to wear brand which offers the same quality of style and craftsmanship but at prices which are more accessible. To see the new collection please click here
“I wish everyone could feel comfortable wearing a hat. For me, a hat no matter how big or small is the ultimate accessory. It can make such a positive difference to your mood. Whether you wish to flaunt it, or hide behind it, a hat enhances your silhouette and above all, it is fun.”