Name: Lizzy Okpo
Occupation: Business-owner/student/Opening Ceremony employee
I live in/on: Staten Island
Tell us about what you do: "I am the co-owner of the contemporary womenswear line William Okpo. I am partnered with my sister, Darlene Okpo. Darlene and I secretly snuck into designing. Our parents wanted us to have our careers in medicine, and at that time they completely rejected the idea of doing anything pertaining fashion. We loved designing and really wanted women to enjoy our designs, too, so we created William Okpo, which is inspired by our parents—our father is the name sake. I also work part-time at Opening Ceremony!"
What do you love most about your work? "My favorite part of creating William Okpo is being able to butt heads with Darlene, agree/disagree on things, and then dance and sing about our final ideas. Nothing beats that."
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