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INTERVIEW: Hamptons Kollection Co-Founders Sean Koski And Brian Kelly On The Hamptons Inspired Lifestyle Brand

Nicole Barylski

Jill Zarin in the Hamptons Babe Crop Sweater. (Courtesy Photo)

If you've recently adapted a wardrobe of leisureware, but still want to look chic, look to the recently launched Hamptons Kollection.

The brainchild of celebrity event producers and Ticket2Events Co-founders Sean Koski and Brian Kelly, the line features the signature Hamptons Babe Crop Sweater, High-Low Day/Night Flow Tee, as well as the Montauk Momma Sweatshirt and matching Montauk Munchkin Sweatshirt for little ones. The signature sweater comes in a variety of colors that pay homage to the area, like "bridgehampton blush" and "southampton seashore." And, Hamptons Kollection already has a celeb following - with The Real Housewives of New York City alum Jill Zarin and Kristen Taekman and Fashion & Lifestyle Expert Sydney Saddick sporting the crop sweater on Instagram.

We caught up with Koski and Kelly about the cozy collection, new drops, the "Hamptons Babe" and more.

Hamptons Kollection Co-founders Brian Kelly and Sean Koski. (Courtesy Photo)

How did memories out East lead to the founding of the Hamptons Kollection?

SK & BK: With Ticket2Events, our event planning company, we've been at the helm of many functions always full of moments to share and remember. Our memories out East are what let us stay positive during the initial weeks of the pandemic. Knowing that sometime soon we'd be with our friends and family out East really helped get through it all - simple joys we expected to relive got us excited all over again - we couldn't stop looking forward to spending our days like we always could remember: We'd close our eyes and think about being at Ditch Plains where the sand glitters like gold and the size waves are an invitation only for those daring enough to surf - in an instant we'd be transported to a sunset no photo could do justice followed later by a looming yet refreshing scent of the magnificent Grucci fireworks for 4th of July - the taste of gooey marshmallows at a moonlit bonfire and the weight of our bags from merchants along Main Street after a successful shopping spree in East Hampton... Being wrapped up in these memories led us to an idea of encapsulating it all in one cozy way - Hamptons Kollection! We launched with the Hamptons Babe sweater, any day throw on that can instantly make you feel good, which is JUST what our memories out East do for us!

The Real Housewives of New York City alum Kristin Taekman and Jill Zarin are fans of the line. How would you describe the "Hamptons Babe"?

SK & BK: The Hamptons Babe is effortlessly chic and always in demand - she is on the go, always living in the moment and seems to know the secret to brighten up any day. When you throw off your 'work hat' and head to your favorite place, the place where everything is exactly how you'd expect it, you'll find her there too.

The High-Low Day/Night Flow Tee. (Courtesy Photo)

Can we expect any new drops this fall or winter?

SK & BK: YES! Since the release of Hamptons Kollection, we've received so many requests for a pair of equally as cozy bottoms to go with Hamptons Babe tops! Although we can't get enough of summer, we're excited to let you know that we are working on releasing the matching set top and bottoms everyone wants!

How do you typically spend your time in the Hamptons?

SK & BK: When we're not producing events, we typically spend our time in the Hamptons enjoying long days at the beach with our family and friends, followed by nights on the town in Montauk where we reside! We enjoy days shopping in East Hampton and exploring new places in Sag Harbor and Southampton too.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

SK & BK: We made Hamptons Kollection for those who wanted a way to wear and share a piece of their favorite times out East.

For more information, visit www.hamptonskollection.com.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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