Hurricane Sandy hit New York’s South Street Seaport hard. But over the course of two years, the neighborhood has made an incredible comeback, thanks largely to an influx of new businesses like clothing line William Okpo.
“Darlene and I are honored to a part of the rebirth of the Seaport,” said co-owner Lizzy Okpo. “Upon opening we were so anxious to finally build our brand and tell our story, our way. Our complete inspiration was built around the idea of a rainforest and tropical places: Guatemala, Peru, Brazil.”
“We wanted to really bring South America to the Seaport,” she said. “So we've started to begin doing research on having our brand produced in a South American country. This idea led to more research and travels. We started our South America journey with a trip to Guatemala three months ago, and now Brazil.”
Onward, for photos from the team’s recent trip to Rio.