"We kind of went crazy with the plaids," said Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini of their new Fall collection. To be sure, the Sea
designers aren't the only ones cozying up to checks this season, but they did lay an authentic claim to the woodsy trend as natives of upstate New York. A recent trip back home found them reminiscing over former days spent frequenting Salvation Army stores. This memory brought about the standout heritage plaid knits that they sourced from an original Yorkshire mill—relatively expensive but totally worth it, they assured. The cardigan looked fresh paired with a soft leather midi skirt. Same went for a pullover and leather track pant combination. The Sea duo continued to feature buffalo checks on practical yet stylish puffer jackets and surplus-y overshirts (essentially an upgrade to hipster flannels) that gave off what they called an "Amish grunge" vibe. Other highlights included crisp, white denim jackets, as well as feminine lace pieces and a pearl-embellished sweatshirt. Overall, this Sea collection succeeded in feeling a bit more personal, which we'd like to see more of moving forward.