Sea is reinventing stylish staples
by Ian Laughead
Always centered on the target and hitting the trends at the exact right moment, Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini’s brand Sea constantly puts out the kind of clothes that ahead-of-the-curve women want.
Never fussy or attention-hogging, the ApparelMagic client’s prefall collection stood out for the very items that made it blend it: classic styles with of-the-moment updates.
Sticking with a nipped waist and accentuating it with flared skirts and voluminous sleeves, the proportions were as sophisticated as they were flattering.
Balloon-leg pants were cropped at the ankle and hung off a wide waistband. A striped blouse turned professional dressing on its head with its leg o’ mutton sleeves.
Other looks were decorated with folk motifs, like a navy prairie dress banded with ribbons of trims. Worn open at the neck and with a pair of sandals, the look was less pioneer woman and more Greek-isle honeymooner.
The Sea girl, though, is no stranger to a bit of fun, and with pom poms and ruffles on lace tops with billowy sleeves and statement shoulders, she definitely got it.