During the fancifully fun display of Macy’s spring fashions that went down the runway during last Friday’s 84th annual Junior League Fashion Show, our eyes traveled to the brightly-hued headpieces atop models’ heads. When someone at our table whispered that they may have come from a local source, we knew we had to find out more.
The 13 colorful, botanically-inspired hats were made by longtime San Francisco stylist Shauna McCann, a frequent collaborator for Macy’s events and the company’s annual Passport fashion show.
“An accessories boutique owner friend of mine ordered the mini colored hats for me as my base. From there, I used feathers, artificial flowers, butterfly clips, ribbon and wire to make them into botanical pieces. I sewed and glued the elements together and attached hair clips,” says McCann, who very recently relocated to New York.
McCann wasn’t the only stylist creating original pieces for the show. John Lee and Sachi Yamazaki also had their work featured on the runway. Lee’s were featured during the lingerie segment, while Yamazaki created the chess pieces that appeared in the show’s finale.
Photography courtesy of Drew Altizer