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Ralph Lauren 2017 Collection: See Now Buy Now at Neiman Marcus Troy

March 23, 2017

Straight from the runway into your wardrobe

By Rachel Schostak

The Ralph Lauren brand represents classic “Americana.” Ralph Lauren launched his men’s collection in 1961 and designed his first women’s collection in 1972. Ralph Lauren has always stayed true to his roots yet it has evolved into a beautiful global brand.  I recently read a quote in WWD where he said, “You can’t be 50 years old in fashion and not have changed and moved and led the times. I believe in that. I don’t believe in revolution.”

Ralph Lauren 2017 See Now Buy Now Collection

Image via Ralph Lauren

In 2016, Ralph Lauren was one of the pioneers of the “See Now Buy Now” movement on the fashion week runway (This movement is about showing pieces that are available to purchase in stores or online immediately following the show). This was a huge success for the brand. So, of course, this year he did it again. Instead of showing his Fall 2017 collection at NYFW, he created a capsule “February 2017 Collection” that works for resort, transitional pieces from winter to spring and, quite frankly, all year long.

His show was fabulous (besides the fact that iconic models of all ages walked the show, from Carolyn Murphy to Kendall Jenner). The collection is inspired by the “nomad woman,” a woman who can can take pieces from this collection with her on safari or to a black-tie affair.

Locally, Neiman Marcus at Somerset Mall in Troy has some of the collection pieces from the runway and all are available to order.

I watched the runway show and then was able to view the pieces in store with Pamela Maenza, Retail Development Manager at Ralph Lauren during their trunk show event at Neiman Marcus. Below are my style notes and favorite items available to shop from Neiman’s.

My February 2017 Collection was inspired by a nomadic spirit, an exotic sophistication contrasting pure shapes with rustic textures, burnished golds, shades of the desert, and artful, one-of-a-kind jewelry. It embodies the spirit of the woman I design for, always seeking a style that is bold and personal.”   – Ralph Lauren

STYLE NOTES from Neiman Marcus Troy:

Gilded Glamour – elegant evening wear in bronze and gold tones.


From left to right: 

Dara tiered sleeveless bronze dress and distressed brown leather jacket in store, Dara dress & distressed leather jacket on the runway, Sand fluid viscose dress and Rustic bronze lamé dress.

Global Artisan hand-crafted items for the world traveler (the tank is croche and silk lamé)


From left to right: 

Gold lamé scoop neck tank, Manila multi-python jacket, Rope crochet fisherman sweater, Rope crochet cardigan, Tobacco beaded crochet dress

Not Your Basic Black –  sheer, see-through and cut-outs in jersey, silk, soft leather and light merino wool


From left to right: 

Sheer black merino wool sweater and black silk Cady pant, Black soft leather pullover, Black matte jersey evening dress, and Black silk Cady dress.

Other notable items:

  • Current and fun (linen jacket, leather pants)
  • Safari Suede Jacket
  • Cashmere Pea Coat
  • Vintage Leather Jacket that was inspired by Ralph Lauren’s own leather jacket

What I love most about this collection is all the items are interchangeable with one another.  A perfect wardrobe consists of always-interchangeable pieces; Ralph Lauren is always on point with this.

For any inquires on the items mentioned or additional items available from the Ralph Lauren February 2017 collection, visit Neiman Marcus Troy.

Neiman Marcus Troy – Somerset Collection
2705 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

(248) 643-3300

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