Paul Bernstock and Thelma Speirs met whilst studying Fashion/Textiles at Middlesex University and in 1982 established the label Bernstock Speirs. Inspired by the underground club and music scene, they began creating hats which challenged the traditional ideas of millinery. A new generation of hat wearers were seduced by the witty, fashionable and innovative styles. Today, the spirit of the brand remains vibrant and youthful. The hats are sporty and fashion forward using unconventional fabrics and techniques, crafted into unique designs with an emphasis on detail and quality.
CULTURAL INFLUENCES: “Our work has always been inspired by pop-culture and it is always invigorating and inspiring to live and work in the East End.”
PLANS FOR 2013: “To continue to design and produce exciting, well made, inventive hats...and to sell them in the best shops globally.”