The Ramy Brook collection is known for colorful jersey, silk tops and tunic dresses, and is currently carried in about a dozen boutiques across Florida. But now there is even more Ramy Brook to love! In March, her collection launched at seven Neiman Marcus stores across Florida including Miami, Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Tampa Bay, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Orlando. Her pieces are available here in Florida more than any other state, which is great because the line is especially suited to a Florida lifestyle. It is versatile, colorful and easily transitions from day to night; not to mention the breezy options help you stay cool in the summer heat! I sat down with Ramy to find out more:
How did you get started as a fashion designer?
I always loved styling outfits for myself and my friends, and one day when I couldn’t find a blouse that was both sexy and elegant for a night out with my girlfriends, I decided I needed to make one. So, I found a pattern maker and a seamstress to turn my vision into a reality. Within a few months I had designed several blouses and my friends began asking me if they could buy them, too. They were literally purchasing my designs off my back!
Please tell me a little bit about your latest collection at Neiman Marcus, and what inspired you to create it?
I wish I could say my collection was inspired by one specific thought or idea, but I can't. The current Ramy Brook collection at Neiman Marcus represents my interpretation of summer – fun, light, sexy and effortless. I want the Ramy Brook customer to smile and feel confident when they wear my clothes. And you can't help but smile if you’re wearing something silky and colorful... it feels and looks great against sun-kissed skin!
What does your clothing line offer that is unique?
The Ramy Brook collection reflects my idea of “sexy, sophisticated and timeless,” but it is also on-trend and can be worn with confidence by women of any age. The Ramy Brook customer wants people to notice her in all the right ways and places, and the line does that. My clothes enhance a woman’s body without revealing too much skin, and I think that really sets the line apart from other brands at similar price points.
What is your favorite thing about visiting Florida?
Florida is an amazing place that warms me inside and out. I love coming down to South Florida and enjoying the sun, the beaches, the outdoor malls and the great food. It’s a happy place where I can relax but also have fun with friends and family.
Be sure to check out Ramy's collection at seven Neiman Marcus stores across Florida, including Miami (Bal Harbour), Boca Raton (Town Center), Coral Gables (Merrick Park), Tampa Bay (International Plaza), Fort Lauderdale (The Galleria), Palm Beach (Worth Avenue) and Orlando (Mall at Millenia)!