martedì 5 ottobre 2010
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 & music scene, they began creating men’s & women’s 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.
In 2004 the first Bernstock Speirs hat store opened on Brick Lane in Shoreditch, the heart of London’s East End where Paul & Thelma have lived, worked and partied for the last twenty-five years.
The shop is a treasure trove of hats, caps and head pieces and also allows an enticing glimpse into the atelier situated behind.
Bernstock Speirs customers include: Kirsten Dunst, Marion Cotillard, Karl Lagerfeld, Victoria Beckham, Will Young, Ralf Fiennes, Sharon Stone and Julie Christie.
Designer collaborations include: Peter Jensen, Richard Nicoll, Emma Cook, Unconditional, Agnes B and Jean-Paul Gaultier.
I LOVE WITH ALL MY HEART.