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William Okpo Teases Fall 2014 Collection

William Okpo shares Fall 2014 sneak peek on Instagram


You may have missed it as it was posted quite subtly, but the Okpo sisters, Darlene and Lizzy of design label William Okpo shared a sneak peek into their Fall 2014 collection. The photo, shared via Instagram, features a model in a denim collared, long sleeve sheath dress, along with the caption "Who doesn't like a good denim story. #williamokpo Fall 2014."

William Okpo, named after the sisters' father, aims to "illustrate the unique aesthetic that results from the juxtaposition of the immigrants sense of style against American cultural sensibilities." In an interview with Opening Ceremony Darlene explains, "Growing up and seeing how much time he took on personal style, naming the line after him felt right. There’s a stigma put on immigrants, but instead of being influenced on American culture, Americans are influenced by him." Lizzy notes, "I always forget that our father’s name is a regular word now. We see hashtags on Instagram, hashtag William Okpo, hashtag William Okpo T-shirt."

Prior to posting a sneak peek of the look, the duo shared "blast from the past" looks from previous seasons of their collections. Recently the duo was chosen by Solange Knowles to re-design the classic Puma Disc Sneaker.

 

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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