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 …

Gap and Atelier & Repairs Release Collaborative Collection

Goods from Gap's 50-year history are celebrated and reimagined by designer Maurizio Donadi

Launching tomorrow in conjunction with Gap’s 50th anniversary, this collaborative collection with CH favorite Atelier & Repairs repurposes vintage Gap goods from the archive for new products that celebrate both brands’ styles. For Gap, it’s a chance to showcase its expansive archive with a creative twist; for A&R, an opportunity to introduce themselves to Gap’s audience by sharing their talents for breathing new life into …

Pentimento’s Shirting From Scraps of Fabric

Atlanta designer Timothy Haught scavenges yard and sample sales for inspiration and resources

In the fashion industry, touting sustainability is commonplace now. But, many brands still lag behind—using virgin fabrics, harmful dying processes and wasting unsold items. For Atlanta-based designer Timothy Haught, the craftsman behind the brand Pentimento, using “pre-existing objects—either deadstock fabric, textiles like blankets, curtains, quilts or stuff that has already been clothing,” is his preferred resource. Not only do the rare fabrics and pre-existing garments …