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first look: william okpo

the buzzed-about sister duo get tough for fall.

by: rebecca willa davis

August 23 2013

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It's a good time to be a bit of a tomboy; between varsity jackets, baseball caps, and loose-fit jeans it seems that sporty is the new sexy. (Which we're happy about, because we never really cared about sexy in the first place.)

It's also a good time to be William Okpo--the buzzed about label founded by sisters Lizzy and Darlene Okpo takes a boyish bend for fall '13, pairing their own fuzzy wool varsity jacket with tailored dresses and wide-leg trousers.

The entire lookbook was shot on a real city basketball court. "We wanted a chill New York backdrop because it reps who we are and where we came from--we always stay true to our roots with every collection and lookbook," explains Darlene, who adds that it was 30 degrees in February when they shot it and that "with every break we all had to huddle."

The collection perfectly captures what Lizzy describes as "the grown-up William Okpo girl," who "still likes comfort and a touch of androgyny," but also needs to go to work. As for the pieces they're obsessing over? Lizzy loves the wool moto jacket and matching skirt, while Darlene is all about the varsity jacket. Check out our exclusive first look at the photos below, and then pick your favorite.

Click here for more info on William Okpo.
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