Opening Ceremony Presents William Okpo for 14+
William Okpo presented their Spring/Summer 2014 collection alongside Opening Ceremony’s BTW* series at the Super Pier on September 11, 2013
William Okpo presented their Spring/Summer 2014 collection alongside Opening Ceremony’s BTW* series at the Super Pier on September 11, 2013. The event featured Opening Ceremony pop-up shops, food by Cafe Habana, drinks by Tiger, photo booths and DJs A$AP J Scott and Huggy Bear.
The collection featured a print of faces inspired by illustrations on barber shops the designers Lizzy and Darlene Okpo saw on their trip to Senegal. Each piece embodied a youthful innocence with the cartoon faces, fun silhouettes and the usual William Okpo cool quirk in red, white and seafoam. Two standout looks were a red crewneck flared top with black leather shorts and a very cropped top with the cartoon face print and matching asymmetrical skirt. The looks were paired with loafers and Mary Janes provided by Dr. Martens.
William Okpo teamed up with the 14+ Foundation, a charitable organization which builds and develops schools and orphanages for children in rural African communities, on a capsule collection inspired by the S/S 2014 collection. The capsule collection included a T-shirt and tote bag with the cartoon face print from the collection, which was available to purchase at the event with all proceeds benefitting the 14+ Foundation.
About William Okpo
Sisters Lizzy and Darlene Okpo launched Wiliam Okpo in 2010. The line, named for their father, is defined by a combination of his style, their Nigerian culture, and culture and style found in New York. They are GenArt alumni, having shown at Fresh Faces of Fashion in 2011 and again at New Garde in February of 2012. William Okpo is sold by Opening Ceremony in New York and Los Angeles, Cloak and Dagger, End of Century, and Village Verve.