's straightforward, on-trend appeal (and attainable price points) has
definite sea legs. For proof, look no further than the New York label's
through-the-roof sales. After an impressive Resort lineup that hit all the
right notes, Sea picked up—count them—35 new stores in Europe alone.
Designers Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini are keeping that momentum going
with their latest Spring collection, which was inspired by a weekend trip
the two took to Montauk this summer. You could see the sun and surf
influence in long board shorts (albeit in tweed), variations of which have
been all over this season, as well as in a printed canvas baja top.
Monahan and Paolini also introduced denim into the mix for the first time
with distressed selvedge pieces, including a chambray biker jacket with
zip-off leather sleeves and red-dyed, slightly frayed cutoffs. It's easy
to imagine the cool girls who hang out at Montauk hot spots like Surf Lodge
and Ruschmeyer's wearing these clothes, plus other standouts here (like a
batik lace patterned silk varsity jacket with hand-crocheted trim, which
Barneys reportedly scooped right up), when they want to look cool without
too much effort.