NEW YORK, Sep 11, 2012/ — Living in Los Angeles means you have access to the beach 24×7. So, it’s not surprising that for Spring 2013, Monique Lhuillier was inspired by the water and life of the sea.

So, the brightly colored fish and the koi made it on the runway via graphics and prints but not easily recognizable. Monique focused on specific parts like scales and fins, even the gills and translated them into original prints.

She did not stay underwater either. The crane and the egrets, birds that are usually associated with water also made their appearance.

The legendary mermaid made her appearance also and not surprisingly on eveningwear. Monique chose fluidity and movement for the evening ensembles. Shimmering golds, sea glass beading in silhouettes close to the body showing lots of skin to create a very sensual woman for Spring.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week