With its contemporary pricing and mix of feminine sportswear silhouettes with iconic quilting squares, crochet and tie-dye details, Sea New York has been on a roll, catching the attention of influencers and celebrity fans alike. Yara Shahidi, Kate Bosworth, Emma Roberts and more, showcasing kids in 2020 and their first collaboration with the brand to come later in 2021.
For fall, designer Monica Paolini focused more on outerwear, “because of the alfresco dining and a lot more of being outside,” she said, noting the sustained sales of the Paloma quilted coat last fall. “So we just expanded it by trying to create our version of the quilted coat with eyelet details, patchwork nylon windbreakers for our version of a North Face jacket, and fleece.”
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“Before COVID-19, our partners were growing their business with us… and even with everything that was going on, they still wanted to hold hands,” she said, noting that retail orders have remained stable or have increased for fall.
The look: Comfortable sport with a handcrafted touch.
Quote to note: “Since our quarantine, we’ve been thinking about what people are doing around the house, with bees and granny squares, embroidery and tie-dye – and doing a lot of research on Etsy to figure out how we can do things differently, and use a granny square to make a clutch, for example, ”said Paolini, who partnered with Sean Monahan to launch the brand in 2009. (He runs the business side .) “We also made all those 1980s inspired knit intarsias and Princess Diana,” she said of sweaters with pastoral scenes, soft floral embroidery, or strawberries.
Remarkable pieces: Black and white zigzag quilted fabric coat; fleece jacket with floral patchwork fabric trim; black quilted puffer jacket with eyelet hem; black parka with eyelet portrait collar; zip-front puff-sleeve denim dress; eyelet cotton dresses, tops and trench coats with round neck and oversized ruffles.
Takeaway meals: Easy to wear on a daily basis, but with the warmth of craftsmanship, this collection should continue to put the wind in the sails of Sea New York.
Launch gallery: Sea New York RTW Fall 2021