Edited by Jessica Lapidos
Sister sisters Lizzy and Darlene Okpo woke up one morning six months ago and decided they would not be afraid of color for fall. Their brand William Okpo, named after their father, would undergo a brilliant transformation as they designed for the first time with themselves as the wearer in mind. For a young company in their fifth season, whose palette has thus far been hovering in neutrals and black, the jump to technicolor might be a risky one. Will fans follow suit? Given the gasp-inducing melange of colored wools, accented with deceptive plastic pieces and vivid hues, they’re likely to garner a slew of new fans along the way.