Sea New York RTW Fall 2021
With its contemporary prices and the mix of feminine sportswear silhouettes with signature quilt squares, crochet and batik details, Sea New York has drawn the attention of influencers and celebrity fans like Yara Shahidi, Kate Bosworth, Emma Roberts and others. Introducing kids in 2020 and their first brand collaboration in the course of 2021.
For the fall, designer Monica Paolini concentrated more on outerwear, “because she dines outside and is much more outside,” she said, noting that Paloma quilted coats were brisk sales last fall. “So we just expanded it to try and make our version of the puffer jacket 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 grew their business with us … and despite what happened, they still wanted to hold hands,” she said, noting that retail orders remained stable or increased over the fall.
The look: Sport comfortably with an artisanal touch.
Quote the Note: “Since we were in quarantine, we’ve thought about what people were doing at home, quilting bees and granny squares, and needlepoints and batik – and doing lots of Etsy searches to see how we could do things differently . and use a granny square to make a sleeve, for example, ”said Paolini, who teamed up with Sean Monahan in 2009 to launch the label. (He runs the business side.) “We also did all these knitted inlays that were inspired by the 1980s and Princess Diana,” she said of sweaters with shepherds, cute flower or strawberry embroidery.
Outstanding pieces: Black and white zigzag quilted fabric coat; Fleece jacket with patchwork flowers; black quilted puffer coat with eyelet hem; black parka with eyelet portrait collar; Denim dress with puff sleeves and front zip; Dresses, tops and trench coats made from cotton eyelets with oversized, rounded collars.
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Take away: Lightweight, everyday wearable, but with the warmth of craftsmanship, this collection should continue to bring wind to the sails of Sea New York.
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