SEA New York
Spring Summer 2018
There are moments in fashion when a designer is in the right place at the right time. Sea has always had a super-dedicated following of girls who want its eyelet dresses, printed tops, and ruffled jumpsuits, no matter what the trends are saying, but those also happen to be items every woman is craving right now. The pieces aren’t quite bohemian, but they make you feel pretty without looking like you tried. What keeps Sea ahead of the curve is Monica Paolini and Sean Monahan’s ability to anticipate the subtle nuances in the air: They’ll try a soon-to-be-everywhere color, like saffron, or they’ll tilt the ruffles on their classic tiered dress for an asymmetrical, wrap-around effect.
Spring ’18 had lots of asymmetry, from those ruffled frocks to one-shouldered tops and a single-sleeve orange poplin dress. They had an off-kilter yet pulled-together air about them. Understandably, the designers get more excited about the stuff they’ve never tried, like the eyelet cargo pants and a ’40s-style chiffon dress inspired by vintage surf photography. They’re bringing back paper-bag-waist trousers and shorts, too, and though we don’t have to tell you poufed sleeves are still a thing, the Sea way is with an extra-wide, squared-off neckline.
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