Pea Cooper Millinery
Pea works with Traditional Craft and shares her skills by running workshops in schools and museums throughout Scotland in a bid to keep the art of millinery alive and to inspire young people to get involved in the Creative Industries.
Pea is inspired by lots of things from architecture to nature, particularly from people and has made collections based on David Attenborough, Audrey Hepburn and Celia Birtwell to name a few!
As well as running her own brand Pea frequently collaborates with other companies like Harris Tweed and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has had many exhibitions of her work throughout the UK and her work has been used by British, Turkish, Russian and Spanish Vogue.
Pea studied Millinery at Kensington & Chelsea College, London where she was taught all aspects of Millinery from theatrical to high fashion and block making to illustration. After graduating in 2006 Pea moved to Melbourne and became assistant to Richard Nylon, Australia’s most famous milliner. After returning to Scotland she set up my own business designing and making hats for both the bespoke and commercial markets.
Pea is obsessed with the 1960’s which is quite ironic given that was the decade that killed millinery due to the introduction of certain hairstyles like the beehive and five-point bob. From a millinery point of view, her favourite styles are from the Victorian period with the Jazz Age style from the 1920’s a close second!