The millinery duo invite you to remix their iconic Bunny Cap
Milinery duo Paul Bernstock and Thelma Speirs are known for challenging traditions of headwear, mixing codes to create a signature all their own. Having dressed everyone you'd want to since they started, Bernstock Speirs' post-noughties hit is the Bunny Cap, a baseball number with protruding rabbit ears. Now they offer the chance to remix your rabbit, with an exclusive e-shop for Lookk launching today that proposes 96 different configurations.
With plenty of stories to tell about Paul's club White Trash, in the midst of the hedonistic, dressed-up 80s, and acknowledging Thelma spinning tunes at Shoreditch's George & Dragon on occasion, the Londoners create a special celebratory playlist for Dazed Digital.
Dazed Digital: Can you tell us the story of the Bunny Cap?
Bernstock Speirs: We created the Bunny Cap in the Spring of 2010 as part of a project we were working on with the designer Peter Jensen, who uses a rabbit as his logo. We wanted to make something which combined the utility/sportswear look of a baseball cap with something whimsical, so we added white rabbit ears and a cute bow – and the Bunny Cap was born. It was memorable moment because when you see something so perfectly practical and yet so playful, you know it will be a hit. Since its creation it has been popping up at Colette in Paris, Opening Ceremony in New York, Dover Street Market in London and in Japan, South Korea... THE WORLD! The Bunny Cap has been reproducing like rabbits!
Bernstock Speirs special celebration playlist for Dazed Digital:
Chaka Khan – Ain't Nobody
"A favourite on the dancefloor of White Trash."
Style Council – Long Hot Summer
"Paul Weller was a regular at the club."
Janet Kay – Silly Games
"One of our favourite songs. We regularly listen to it in our studio."
David Bowie – Young Americans
"David Bowie came to the club and danced with Mick Jagger. Possibly to this very tune."
Don Armando – I'm an Indian, Too
"Our favourite disco song at the moment. This was also used as one of the tracks for Peter Jensen's A/W 12 show, of which Thelma was the muse."
Shirley & Company – Shame, Shame, Shame
"'Shame on you... if you can't dance too.' The best lyrics."