Can second-hand fashion still feel luxurious?
7 Nov 2019
Can second-hand fashion still feel luxurious?

Second-hand fashion has dusted off any remaining mothballs, with online platforms, charity shops, and auction houses catering to frugal fashionistas. While the industry is often called out for fast-fashion waste, how can brands encourage timelessness? And can thrifted threads be luxury items?

Karinna Nobbs

Karinna Nobbs is a freelance academic and futurist. She lectures on the digitalisation of the fashion industry at institutions including the London College of Fashion, Hyper Island and Antwerp School of Management, and holds an affiliate professorship in marketing at ESCP Europe. She was also the head of strategy at creative technology agency Holition.

Dr. Dina Khalifa

Dr. Dina Khalifa is an experienced academic in luxury branding and marketing.

Dr. Marie Tavinor

Dr. Marie Tavinor is a lecturer in art business at Christie’s Education. She is a specialist in the development of the art market and on collections from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, with an interest in crossovers between the fine and decorative arts as well as the concept of luxury.

Abi Buller

Abi Buller is the editorial assistant at Canvas8, which specializes in behavioral insights and consumer research. She holds a degree in Creative Direction for Fashion from the University of the Arts London. Outside of work, you'll find her wandering around art galleries, practising yoga and seeking out new pastel-coloured garments to add to her collection.