“Out of Africa,” the Sydney Pollack movie starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, was the starting point for Monica Paolini and Sean Monahan’s safari-influenced spring lineup at Sea. The duo referenced the easy, lo-fi wardrobe of the film’s stars using mostly linen and lightweight cotton, which they worked into feminine and utilitarian silhouettes that included a cutout maxidress with bows and a short-sleeve camel jumpsuit with cargo pockets.

As always, a masculine-feminine vibe prevailed, as in a pale-pink duster paired with wide-leg cotton trousers, some finished with thick cuffs. Paolini and Monahan also partnered again with Piece & Co. — which employs and empowers artisan women in developing countries by producing custom textiles — on a series of bohemian tunics and dresses, among other looks. For the most part, Sea stuck to what it does best: unfussy, relaxed clothes with loads of character, courtesy of colorful lace, embroidery and embellishments. “They keep the lights on,” said Monahan, ever pragmatic, of the lineup’s coveted floral-printed and ruffled maxidresses, one of which featured a decorative blue pattern inspired by a tablecloth he saw in Paris.

By  on September 16, 2016

“Out of Africa,” the Sydney Pollack movie starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, was the starting point for Monica Paolini and Sean Monahan’s safari-influenced spring lineup at Sea. The duo referenced the easy, lo-fi wardrobe of the film’s stars using mostly linen and lightweight cotton, which they worked into feminine and utilitarian silhouettes that included a cutout maxidress with bows and a short-sleeve camel jumpsuit with cargo pockets.

As always, a masculine-feminine vibe prevailed, as in a pale-pink duster paired with wide-leg cotton trousers, some finished with thick cuffs. Paolini and Monahan also partnered again with Piece & Co. — which employs and empowers artisan women in developing countries by producing custom textiles — on a series of bohemian tunics and dresses, among other looks. For the most part, Sea stuck to what it does best: unfussy, relaxed clothes with loads of character, courtesy of colorful lace, embroidery and embellishments. “They keep the lights on,” said Monahan, ever pragmatic, of the lineup’s coveted floral-printed and ruffled maxidresses, one of which featured a decorative blue pattern inspired by a tablecloth he saw in Paris.

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