is known for its cute, casual wares, but this season, designers Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini pushed their aesthetic in an even more laid-back direction. Loosely inspired by cult eighties surf label Jimmy'Z, the duo combined relaxed silhouettes with tie-dyeing, which has emerged as a popular trend. The lineup also included a standout series of pinstriped denim pieces including relaxed trousers, painter coats, cutoffs, and a utility jumpsuit. These started out stiff and raw before they were hand-bleached and stonewashed down to worn-in perfection. Monahan and Paolini continued to experiment with bleach splatters and fading on a handful of ultrasoft flannels, and also featured cool, pigment-dyed items like a sporty parka and summery frocks. Elsewhere, they introduced a bit more sensuality with breezy maxi dresses and full skirts featuring graphic embroidery. Playing with color and print more than usual, an updated sweatshirt boasting fuchsia threadwork came paired with a batik butterfly skirt—the pattern was pulled from a pair of vintage board shorts. Meanwhile, retailers will be happy to see Sea's leopard spots back by popular demand (after taking a break for Fall). They mixed in seamlessly with other looks here, including long, pleated lace skirts and several numbers that juxtaposed Chantilly with a techy honeycomb mesh to modern effect.