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William Okpo | Glamour April 2017

William Okpo | Glamour April 2017

What irks Lizzy about traditional beauty standards Additive, excess, hair. Everyone needing to feel like they have to have full lips and wear a whole lot of mascara. I'm not a makeup person at all. I'm all for enhancing, but if you're going to wear makeup, it has to be fun. The story behind her shaved head I had a 'fro and I did the braids thing; I even played around with wigs—and it was all too much thought. I remember being 12 and telling my mom and my older sister—who's like my second mom—that I wanted to cut off...

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ManRepeller | William Okpo | 5 Cool New Designers to Know

ManRepeller | William Okpo | 5 Cool New Designers to Know

Amelia Diamond | OCTOBER 19, 2016 IT’S LIKE MAKING NEW FRIENDS! Worse than the itchy feeling that comes from not having any new music to listen to is a sad lag of inspiration in your otherwise constantly-updating Rolodex of scrollable inspiration. Allow me to scratch your back: meet five new-ish designers to know by the names of Calle del Mar, TIGRA TIGRA, Bode, Lisa Folawiyo and William Okpo. Read More

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Coveteur Closet : DARLENE & LIZZY OKPO

Coveteur Closet : DARLENE & LIZZY OKPO

By: Meagan Wilson Styling: Meagan Wilson Photography: Alec Kugler   We’re suckers for a good sister act, which means our closet shoot with Lizzy and Darlene Okpo, the designers behind William Okpo (named after their father, who emigrated from Nigeria to New York in the late '70s), was long overdue. We've been the biggest fans of the brand, founded in 2010, and their inimitable mix of proportion and texture play and razor-sharp tailoring, as well as their eponymous downtown store that feels more like an exceptionally on-brand clubhouse than anything else. With all of the above in mind, we thought we...

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