NYLON - JUNE/JULY 2012
Seea featured in Nylon Magazine!
Growing up on the idyllic Brazilian island of Ilhabela (Google it and week) was more than enough to keep Amanda Chinchelli in close proximity to the beach for life. Now a resident of Southern California, Chinchelli, founder and designer of swimwear line Seea, takes inspiration from retro style of longboarding culture — her surfing mode of choice. “I live by a very historical longboarding spot,” says Chinchelli of San Onofre State Beach, “and I wanted to give back to the roots of surfing.” The line ranges from all-in-one suits that combine boy-shorts and rash guards to two-piece bikinis, all of which were designed to wear under a wetsuit). “You don’t want to have to worry about who’s looking when you’re spinning on the board,” Chinchelli says with a laugh. The vintage fashion elevates Seea from mere athletic gear: The Malibu suit features horizontal stripes and playsuit evokes ‘60s French style. “I design with function in mind first, says Chinchelli, “but I like crazy colors and prints, too.” MALLORY RICE.