Darlene and Lizzy Okpo are the designers behind William Okpo. This week will mark their first show as GenArt alumni!
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more Kara Laricks is a New York-based designer who happened to win the first season of Fashion Star, NBC's new spectacle of a design competition show.
How I'm Making It: Darlene and Lizzy Okpo of William Okpo
It hard not to get sidetracked when chatting with Darlene and Lizzy Okpo about their label, William Okpo. The two sisters, who are 25 and 22 respectively, are not only talented designers and entrepreneurs, but they are hip, young New Yorkers with plenty to talk about. They're always saying things like, 'That reminds me of this one time', or 'True story...', but regardless of the topic things usually come back to their life's passion: their label. William Okpo takes its name from the girls' Nigerian father, who immigrated to New York in 1976 with $80 in his pocket (their mom joined him soon after).