We’re big Bernstock Spiers fans here at Robot HQ. Not just because I look awesome in my bunny cap but because they represent a particularly british design aesthetic: eccentric, iconic and achingly cool. 2012 marks 30 years in the millinery business for Paul and Thelma and to celebrate there’s an exhibition featuring the pair’s most celebrated and memorable designs from the past three decades. It’s a pretty amazing journey – many iconic looks that I didn’t even know Bernstock Spiers had created are on show. There are also shots of some very British stars from French & Saunders to Curiosity Killed The Cat and even Bananarama modelling their own Bernstock Spiers hats.
Thank you for your congratulations, Monsieur Robot. There have been so many highlights. In the early days we really enjoyed meeting and working with the actresses and pop-stars who modelled in our brochures. We were particularly excited to meet French and Saunders who were heroes of ours, it felt as though we were in one of their sketches.