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Local Miami Designer, Liliana Montoya Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim
Designer Liliana Montoya during her fashion presentation at Mercedes-Benz fashion Week Swim 2015.
Image: Courtesy of Tara Ink.

Miami’s own designer, Liliana Montoya, presented her “Mermaids Collection” at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach on July 21, 2014.

Montoya’s collection was inspired by the natural beauty of her native Latin American roots bringing to live a collection called Mermaids, as a legend mermaids are the women of the sea who emerge from the bottom of the ocean enchanting the sailors around the world. 
This collection celebrates the colors of sprawling ocean hues, coral, tropical fish, seaweed and coastal landscapes. Her signature gold heart ornament adorns many of her pieces, adding her personal warmth as the heart is the universal symbol of love and romance. 
The brand is comprised of standard and stylized cuts with handcrafted elements that bare the stamp of the diverse cultures and colors of Latin America –Montoya is in the forefront of the “bikini evolution”. 
Women evolve and so does fashion. It is this sense of history and feel for time that Montoya continues to capture and create her line each season. 
Mermaids show was sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line  and hair and make-up was under the styling artistic direction of Leonardo Rocco by Rocco Donna.

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Liliana Montoya, Local Miami Designer Debuts Mermaids Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Images: Courtesy of Tara Ink.