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I bought the Miu Miu inspired Fashion Nova set so you don’t have to

Set by Fashion Nova.

Welcome to Trend Cemetery, a new bi-weekly column where our editor Taylore Scarabelli tries to make sense of meaningless micro-trends, luxury fashion and street style in the age of social media. This time she reviews the must-have Miu Miu micro-mini skirt from Spring-Summer 22 and an aspirational look from Fashion Nova.


What is it about this season’s Miu Miu micro-mini skirt that has the internet so fired up? Is it because it highlights the buttocks of the wearer? Or is it because it has been featured in so many editorials? On a clothes rack, the skirt looks relatively innocuous, like a scrap of fabric cut from your dad’s work chinos. But on a body, and paired with a crop top (just as the brand intended), the skirt is sexy and edgy, especially for those used to seeing more conservative hemlines in the high fashion circuit. .

When the Miu Miu SS22 show first aired, viewers were put off by the lack of plus-size models on the runway. Corn reviews didn’t stop there – instead, many decided it was the cut of the collection that was to blame for the slim models, as if low-waisted skirts and pants were a curse on women, destined only to a consumer of size zero. These well-meaning critics further entrenched the control of plus-size bodies by suggesting that only skinny women were allowed to have bare bellies. Thankfully, that theory was recently debunked by Paloma Elsesser, who won the micro-mini Miu Miu editorial battle with her recent iD cover.

Yet there still seems to be outrage over the micro-mini skirt. It probably has to do with everyone wanting one, but can’t get their hands on it (a wave of editorials, DIY tutorials, and knockoffs have flooded the internet, and the skirt isn’t even available for purchase yet). Why do we want it so badly? It is not only that the skirt is a sartorial and political scandal for many, and therefore an attractive form of consumer rebellion, but that the collection itself has marked a change in the sphere of high fashion. In fact, the brand’s SS22 show seemed like the first time in a long time that we’d seen a fresh take on Miu Miu, or any big house, for that matter. Simply put: the looks were exciting, accessible, and a slap in the face of good taste.

Maybe we should thank Steven Miesel Vogue Italy The 2010 “Shrink to Fit” editorial, or the style of Lotta Volkova (the fashion industry it-girl responsible for outrageous Y2K-inspired looks at Miu Miu and Blumarine). Anyway, I always pray at Madame Prada’s altar. Which is why, when a rage-inducing meme-slash screenshot of a Fashion Nova knockoff of the micro-mini made the rounds yesterday, I bought the look immediately (I even paid shipping express!). But of course, not all dreams come true. The Fashion Nova fit creased in minutes and was too big for my boyish body, an ironic twist of fate that didn’t escape me. But that doesn’t mean I’m giving up my Miu Miu mini. DIY Dickie skirt, here I come.

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Cory E. Barnes

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