Bernstock & Speirs
Given by Paul Bernstock & Thelma Speirs
Museum no. T.168-1990
Paul Bernstock and Thelma Speirs established Bernstock Speirs in London in 1982 with an aim to create fashionable hats for men and women. With a special emphasis on detail and quality, the designers make classic hats with a difference. In this design from 1989 they subverted the formal trilby style by making it in cream felt and crushing the exaggerated elongated crown to create an interesting crumpled texture. Their witty approach made hat-wearing fun for their young clients.