Coveteur Closet : DARLENE & LIZZY OKPO

 

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 had a pretty good idea of what we were going to get into when the Okpos invited us to raid the Bed-Stuy apartment they once shared (Darlene still calls it home)—when in reality, we had no idea. Read more.

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