SHARP TO BE HONORED: Ramy Brook Sharp, founder and creative director of Ramy Brook, the advanced contemporary firm, will be honored at NY Rens, a not-for-profit organization that provides complementary individualized tutoring and SAT prep for more than 250 basketball playing inner-city youths. The event takes place at Cipriani Wall Street on Oct. 20.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo will host the event, and more than 900 people from the worlds of sports, music, media, fashion, business, real estate and show business are confirmed to attend.
The Rens is headed by Andy Borman, nephew of Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski. Under Borman’s helm, the organization has established itself as a leader in the antigun violence movement. The Rens’ opposition to guns is symbolized by youngsters wearing an orange emblem on their basketball uniforms. Each child’s decision to wear the emblem addresses their active participation in the fight against gun violence.
Founded in 2010, Ramy Brook sells such stores as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s, as well as e-tailers such as Shopbop and Revolve. The designer also has a flagship in Manhattan’s SoHo and sells at ramybrook.com.