For her Spring/Summer 2013 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Monique Lhuillier was inspired by a recent trip to Turkey where the sea captured her imagination.

Gowns meant for glamorous galas and red carpet affairs were dripping in aquatic themed embellishments, complete with fluidity and movement similar to the sea. Bright blues were a given and the palette extended to include the “life of the sea, birds, brightly colored fish, glowing sunlight on water, and the luminescence of moonlit waves”. Monique Lhuiller even went as far as to add hints of fantasy into her motif with mermaid silhouettes and fish scale prints.

Photo Credit: Jane Kratochvil Photography

Keeping in theme with the sea inspired concept, Monique Lhuillier chose to have the models wear flowers in their hair, which was crimped to mimic not only the waves of the water, but to look as though the girls had just emerged from the ocean.

You can view a full gallery from Monique Lhuiller’s Spring 2013 runway presentation after the jump.

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About the photographer:

Jane Kratochvil is a Brooklyn based photographer. In addition to capturing great fashion on the runway, Jane also specializes in events, portraits, headshots and architectural urban night photography.

Jane Kratochvil’s amazing photographs of New York City are frequently published online and have recently been seen in various print publications and promotional pieces. Jane is also credited as a headshot and events photographer for such clients as Coyne Public Relations, Cutler Salon for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, The Wall Street Journal, and the DUMBO Arts Council.

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