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SPRING 2020

 

Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini finished their Spring 2020 collection extra early this season so they could debut it at Copenhagen Fashion Week in August. They hosted a dinner presentation for local and international editors in the Danish capital, followed by a few days in the countryside. Aside from New York, Copenhagen is the ideal setting for Sea: It’s known for a laid-back, feminine look with a touch of quirk—a floral dress with sneakers is the unofficial uniform of the “Copenhagen girl”—and Sea is a label premised on casual, interesting clothes for the downtown set. Lately, Monahan and Paolini have been steering their collections away from the bohemian prints and eyelets they’ve long been associated with, ushering in a cleaner, more architectural look. Spring 2020’s highlights included the hand-dyed, drop-waist slip dresses; patchworked and zippered jumpsuits; narrow cargo pants; and full, balloon-sleeved dresses with intricate embroidery. It all felt crisper and a touch more directional then past collections, with prints that were more unusual than straight-up pretty (see: the geeky plaid and faded-out ruby rose).

Monahan and Paolini said the collection received such a strong response in Copenhagen that they’re already planning to go back next season. For longtime Sea fans, it might call into question why the duo remains so quiet on the New York scene. They’ve never hosted a formal presentation or show at Fashion Week, and despite their global presence and impressive sales, Sea is still under-the-radar within the industry. Before they become the next big thing in Denmark, it would be great to see them forge a bigger presence on their home turf, either by joining the calendar, building interest with off-season events, or collaborating with more of their peers. Sea’s collections are some of the best on the contemporary market, but a lot of influential people still don’t know it. Courtesy of vogue.com

 

 

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Fall 2019

 

Rich colors and relaxed silhouettes capture the graceful collapse of spring into summer. Flirty frocks and masculine separates burst with unexpected color and bold pattern.

The collection has us in an Autumnal state of mind as a palette of earthen jewel tones peppered with citrine pops mimes the depth of aged leaves. Breezy fabrics such as cotton and viscose preserve the ease of summer yet feel serious enough for the last minute meetings, openings and events the new season has in store.

 

 

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Spring/ Summer 2019

 

A mix of timeless classics and bold separates embody the transformative spirit of Spring. Structured blazers and quilting details add polish to a breezy array of blouses and dresses. Offered in a palette of warm neutrals, classic layering pieces pair well with this season’s presentation of stripes, polka dots and florals. Play on proportion imbues even the more serious of separates with an energy to match the chirp of returning songbirds.

 

 

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Resort 2019

 

This resort season is all about delicate details and vintage-inspired prints. Simple silhouettes and soft, washed fabrics give each piece the ease and comfort of a favorite we’ve been waiting all year to slip on. Ladder lace, micro-ruffles and modern pintucks allow us to accent a feminine silhouette in tender ways without constraining it.

Khaki tones offset by classic indigo, crisp whites, faded florals, and lightweight viscose offer a provincial flair inspired by open spaces and sweet, brisk air, letting the collection feel both fresh and familiar.

 

 

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Pre – Fall 2018

 

Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini’s Pre-Fall 2018 collection encompasses the girl who strives for casual in conjunction with polished fashion to wear in her everyday life. The collection is comprised of clever yet subtle designs, relaxed textiles, and nevertheless includes Sea’s classic embroideries and eyelets.

Feminine silhouettes juxtaposed with witty twists like dramatic lengths take the Sea woman to new heights. An assortment of many different textures complement the vivid shapes such as billowed and extra wide cuffed trousers, voluminous sleeved blazers and blouses, mid-length dresses and fluid jumpsuits. Fabrics like lace, cotton, silk and Japanese denim continue to enrich the brand’s carefree feel.

 

 

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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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