We've known John Callanan for years. What distinguishes John is his ability to be both entirely immersed in fashion design and practical with regard to materials and affordability at the same time. John exudes a serious artistic sensibility... so much so that when with him, you may think that his attention is somewhere else (like art or fashion for example). But then, the next time together, you see that he was always entirely there, person-to-person, as he knows who you are and remembers everything important from previous meetings. And, his hats are great! Quality materials, hand craftsmanship, couture styling and affordability are hallmarks of his line. His mission is "to create fine women's headwear inspired by hats seen on European runways".