Interview: Amah Ayivi, Marché Noir Lomé-Paris

The designer and clothing dealer tells us why style will always triumph over fashion

Born in the Togolese Republic, Amah Ayivi emigrated to France at 12 years old to discover an entirely different world of aesthetics roaming the Parisian streets. Fascinated by fashion from a young age, Ayivi developed his interest in vintage clothing—drawn to its patina and singularity—into a thriving business, searching for second-hand clothing in West Africa and shipping it back to Paris. He opened the first …

A Call for Rare NYC-Centric Merch

Inspired by Jon Caramanica’s piece on Williamsburg’s Fantasy Explosion, Shirts for Lifelong New Yorkers and Those Who Would Like to Pass for One, The New York Times is calling for photos of your best NYC-centric merchandise. From sweatsuits adorned with New York Department of Sanitation branding to T-shirts from bygone diners and pizzerias, the Style desk seeks photos and stories about a variety of NYC …

Transforming Vintage Pieces, the Hus-Hus + Linder Collaboration

Injecting bold color into fur coats, military pants and more with hand-embroidery and painting

The Linder boutique in NYC has become a haven for all genders seeking that je ne sais quoi. There’s an in-house collection of luxe basics (think high-waisted gold corduroy pants and oversized silk sweaters) plus pieces from like-minded brands such as Études, French leather-makers Chapal, Britain’s Tender Co, and now—a very special collaboration between Linder and art/clothing label Hus-Hus. Camilla Engstrom and Kirk Millar met …