Clothes are a second skin. It can be our protection, but also a manifestation of identity, a diary of experiences. It fulfills important symbolic and emotional functions, it follows the changes that we are still undergoing. This aspect of volatility is explored by the fashion industry without borders, exploiting natural resources and our wallets. Can fashion provide novelty and at the same time remain sustainable? It sounds like an oxymoron, but it can be fulfilled through the circulation of clothes from the second, third and next hand. Vintage clothes with a noble pedigree or unique pieces with a designer’s label or hand-made wonders that age beautifully thanks to high-quality workmanship are no shame today, but luxury or even an industry statement. “The idea of vintage has a piece of history that expresses freedom and diversity. It is a source of inspiration not only for people looking for originality, but also for contemporary designers and stylists. There is more authenticity and truth in vintage, which is often missing from store shelves,” says Zuzanna Przywecka, founder of the SECOND HUNT store. You can hunt there for crazy jewelry from the eighties, as well as minimalist, quality “base”: silk blouses, leather skirts, solid trench coats. Zuza, adhering to the idea of Bauhaus, a modernist form with a timeless character, shows clothes surrounded by architecture and sophisticated design pearls. Its mission is aesthetic, but also educational. By seeing and knowing more, you consume less, but consciously.

text. Agata Kiedrowicz