Ushering in a new era of the Y2K revival, Miu Miu was single-handedly responsible for reviving one of the decade’s trends: the micro mini. Instead of the usual distressed denim that dominated the ‘00s, Miuccia Prada swapped it for clean cotton twill. Like an upcycled pant, the skirt featured pleated corners and pockets peeping below the hem. It was an iconic runway staple that dominated all of Spring Summer’22 and Autumn Winter ’22.
Gracing the hips of influencers and celebrities, I fell into the sway of the Miu Miu effect during my Italy trip last May. When I went to the store, the saleslady told me that the beige cotton twill skirt was the last one at the boutique. Thinking that it would fit me like the model, it was too big at my hips and it made me look shorter. Besides, there was no way I would have paid 900 Euros for this skirt. Even if I were to lurk for it on a resale site, I wouldn’t want to drop more than $3K SGD on Vestiaire.
Thankfully, there was a pair of velvet unworn Miu Miu trousers that sat inside my warehouse (I run a vintage online fashion boutique). Thinking back to the Miu Miu skirt I saw on the runway, I decided to see if I could replicate the look for less.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 fabric scissors
1 set of pins
1 curved ruler
1 tailor’s chalk