Ramy Brook Sharp is the founder and creative director of her namesake contemporary womenswear line, Ramy Brook. She will be honored at this year’s Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s Hamptons Happening on Saturday, July 14, in Bridgehampton.
The line is designed for a woman, by a woman, and is meant to provide day-to-night pieces.
The Independent caught up with the entrepreneur to talk about the event and her brand.
Tell us a little about your line and how it was started.
I started the line in 2010 when I couldn’t find the perfect sexy top to pair with my jeans. I knew that if I felt this void in the marketplace, other women did as well. We launched Ramy Brook out of my apartment with six tops and one dress. Flash forward to today, we are a full-blown collection offering tops, bottoms, dresses, knits, leathers, jackets, and cover-ups, with more categories in the works. My story is a great example of listening to your gut, taking a chance, and believing in yourself.
How did you become involved in the Hamptons Happening event?
I was introduced to the SWCRF by a friend and I was blown away by the incredible work of the foundation. They have made tremendous strides in their research and I truly believe that their efforts will contribute to the eradication of cancer. It is an honor to be a part of their Hamptons Happening event this July and I take the privilege very seriously.
What are some of your favorite places to go on The East End?
I have been going to SoulCycle since they first opened, so every morning you will find me at The BARN in Bridgehampton and then stopping at Golden Pear for a little treat. I have recently gotten into Tracy Anderson as well. By night, my husband Rob and I entertain quite a bit at our home in Water Mill, so there is a constant flurry of activity. We cook, we eat, we dance — it is always a good time! I have the best, most fun friends.
What’s your perfect Hamptons summer outfit?
The perfect outfit, no matter where you are, should take you seamlessly through all the activities of your day. In the Hamptons, I want pieces that I can wear from the beach to the bar. I love silhouettes that are easy, drapey, and come in bright colors. Our classic Paris Sleeveless Dress is one of the styles that I always come back to. It comes in a million different colors, is produced season after season, and can easily be dressed up or down. It is the answer to all outfit dilemmas.
What’s next for Ramy Brook?
Ramy Brook is in total growth mode. We continue to offer new and expanded categories and are consistently being sold in more doors, both domestically and internationally, as well as www.RamyBrook.com and our flagship store in Soho. In 2018, we began a partnership with supermodel Martha Hunt. She is such a doll — as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. We just shot our Fall/Winter campaign with her last week and the images will absolutely blow you away.
For tickets to the Hamptons Happening, visit www.waxmancancer.org.