Is Archive Fashion Sustainable?

What comes to your mind when you think of second-hand fashion? Thrifting? Maybe quirkily curated vintage shops? If so, you might be surprised to hear that there is a niche in the fashion world where pre-owned garments are traded for the price of a brand-new car. So called ‘Archive Fashion’ is all about the historical context, rarity and relevance of a garment to a designer's oeuvre in retrospect, causing prices to skyrocket on second-hand resale platforms such as Grailed. Can this gatekeeping of second-hand pieces and the hype around Archive Fashion be sustainable?