Sexy, sophisticated, simple. These are the words that describe Ramy Brook, the brainchild of designer Ramy Sharp. The collection has pieces that drape and flow in an easy yet sensual way, giving them a brilliant blend of comfort and versatility. We spoke with the designer about her line, her inspiration, and who the Ramy Brook woman is.
SHOPBOP: Tell us a little about Ramy Brook. What inspired you to launch the line?
RAMY SHARP: I wanted something simple and sexy to throw on with a pair of jeans and some jewelry for dinner with my husband, lunch with my girlfriends, or an event in the city, but it just didn't seem to exist for me. So with that, I decided to start designing what I called the perfect “going-out top.” My initial piece, and still a bestseller, is the “Harriet,” named after one of my closest friends. I created several more styles, and all of my friends and family fell in love with them. Even strangers were asking where to buy and how they could get their hands on some. That’s when I knew I had created something special. So it truly began in an organic, grassroots way.
SB: How would you describe the Ramy Brook aesthetic?
RS: Sexy, simple, chic, and sophisticated.
SB: Your pieces are draped and slinky, giving them a sensual, yet comfortable feel. What inspired you to take this approach to design?
RS: My tops and dresses are ageless and timeless and terrific for so many body types. I have found this through trial and error, making styles for myself and all of my friends and family. My collection of tops and dresses have a feminine American/European aesthetic that is understated enough to work with a woman’s current wardrobe and accessories.
SB: Who are you designing for? Who is the Ramy Brook woman?
RS: I am designing for the woman who wants to look great and feel great when she steps out the door! My collection can take you from day to night, from work to play. I use a lot of colors, so it’s inevitable that a woman wearing Ramy Brook will get noticed. Ramy Brook is about attainable luxury, offering stylish and seasonless clothing to women of all ages.
SB: How does your personal style influence your designs?
RS: My personal style has a huge influence on my collection. I'm a multitasking, working woman who understands the difficult balance of working, being a mom, and a having a busy social agenda.
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