Saturday, December 21, 2013

Designers of The Day: Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini - Sea Pre Fall '14

Good fashion should be difficult to describe. It should challenge your commitment to accuracy and stretch the reach of your vocabulary. This is often most challenging when there's something special about the designs but it's subtle and not revolutionary, flamboyant, or classically elegant. Sea of NYC is such a brand. Their construction is neither radical nor staid, their fabrics neither loud nor plain. What they do well is make very beautiful well made clothes that project a spirit of calm independence. Their designs are comfortable and interesting. In short Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini make good choices when designing. The result is sales and that's how it's supposed to work. 

A beautiful clean leather dress, it's the one long vertical line in combination with the two lower horizontal ones that elevate it.



A soft warm sweater over a beautiful large lace maxi skirt. Different looking but not defensively spirited.



Another great large pattern lace piece. Intricate without being busy.



Great cut, great print equals great dress.



The large unbroken grey visual field allows for the animal print. It mellows it and keeps it from reading as loud.

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