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Fashion

MAKE WAY FOR THE MINI SKIRT

Having raised heads (and hemlines) last year on the runways of Versace, and Chanel, the mini skirt has made a resounding return to the top of the trends this spring/summer. Perhaps in response to the constraints and restrictions of the last two years, this particular revival speaks to a liberty and irreverence that fashion hasn't embraced in some time. This season's short and sweet set selection is a rebellious call to embrace fun, freedom, and femininity. From the knee-grazing to the thigh-skimming, no one can resist the modern mini's charms.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri's mini at Christian Dior is optimistic “I wanted to create something graphic and clean, minimal and positive. Because I think we have to give an optimistic outlook to the future.”

DIOR EMBRACES 1960S FEMININTY

Echoes of youthquake culture rocked Christian Dior, where Maria Grazia Chiuri found inspiration in the archives, borrowing mod-con silhouettes from Marc Bohan's 1961 collection. The result is a modern take on a retro silhouette, with Mondrian-esque orange and yellow striped skirts matched with tunics and short coats for an elegance 1960s siren Emma Peel would be proud to sashay in.

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Miu Miu's mini goes for noughties nostalgia.

MIU MIU DROPS IT LOW

Meanwhile, Miu Miu's low-rise micro-cut has become somewhat of a style star in its own right, dominating the Instagram grids and TikTok homepages of fashion's early adopters. Think raw-edged khaki and grey skirts, slashed with a peek of pocket at the hem - not for the faint of heart, but a provocative and unapologetic statement for high summer celebrations.

JACQUEMUS MAKES LE SPLASH

For a softer adaptation of the trend, try the hot pink La Jupe Bagnu miniskirt by Jacquemus. Equal parts covetable and daring, the piece from the spring collection, deemed "Le Splash," can be easily dressed down with sandals and a tee or revved up with an oversized blazer and heels.

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La Jupe Bagnu Mini Skirt

JACQUEMUS

Now €75.00
Was €230.00

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At Prada, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons sliced open the backs of their skirts and adorned them with long satin trains.

PRADA WORKS TAILS & TRAINS

Not even eveningwear was immune to the allure of the shorten-than-short hemline this season. Prada's romantic Double Satin miniskirts in baby pink and orange are cleverly tailored with a train for a perfect compromise of sense and extravagance.

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Double Satin Mini Skirt

PRADA

Now €495.00
Was €1,250.00

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Satin Train Detail Mini Skirt

PRADA

Now €345.00
Was €1,950.00

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Hip sitting embellished minis were the order of the day at Dolce & Gabbana.

DOLCE ROCKS

The kings of feminine dressing, Dolce & Gabbana, present a selection of skirts for all tastes with their rose and leopard printed minis to the show-stopping, futuristic crystal-effect micro.

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Leopard Printed Mini Skirt

DOLCE & GABBANA

Now €195.00
Was €650.00

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LOEWE LEADS THE MARCH

An honourable mention this season goes out to Loewe's side-split sequin show-stopper. Creative director Jonathan Anderson, inspired by Italian painter Jacopo da Pontormo, created a Studio 54-worthy skirt that sums up the fun and exuberance of this trend.

This season's selection illustrates the enduring allure of the miniskirt. From workwear to barely-there and everything in between, the mini and micro skirt has a cut, shape, and style for every dresser. When it comes to this summer, the overriding mood is this; life is short, so wear the skirt.

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