The history of the miniskirt began in 1963. The mini quickly became a symbol of the revolution of the ’60s. It is not known with certainty whether of British or French origin . The authorship is uncertain between Andre Courreges and Mary Quant. The first is an architect and French tailor, and the second is an English fashion designer. Whoever the true initiator between the two, the Quant is credited with having transformed into a mini mass phenomenon.

Mary Quant in 1955 is a young designer who opened her boutique Bazaar at London’s Kings Road. Thanks to its creations, charming, budget, quickly becomes the reference point for young fashion. And it is for the launch of that garment, created with a few inches of cloth, which will take its place among the unforgettable name in the history of fashion designers. Implements a revolution through his way of doing fashion, and adolescent girls are in their leaders the strength to rebel against the conformist society of the previous period, made ​​of taboos and restrictions.


The Quant has always taken inspiration from the street, fashion trends adapting to everyday life. His goal was to create a style, which did not go well only for a certain type of women, but he wanted his creations were worn by all. The mini , on the one hand, it was considered as positive, since it had generated an innovative change in the world of women’s clothing, but on the other hand was much criticized. Much of the company, including some designers, and in several countries where hostage its spread, such as China and Africa, was seen as a sign of the decline of moral values ​​in Europe.

Over the years, the mini has become shorter and shorter and the subject of complaints against girls who wore it in public. They tried in every way to oppose its use, it was not just the public moralist and bigoted to contest it, but it was also opposed by physicians and institutions. The Church considered it a clothing degrading towards women and a distraction for the faithful, and therefore, imposed very strict rules for entry into some buildings, which are not allowed access to those who presented him with skirts discovered that left knee.

This year the mini turned 50 during this half century has been presented in various forms, updated and implemented with different types of fabric, but it never left the scene.After the launch resounding 60s, has been in the 70’s, the protests of the feminist movement, which he saw use as a means to represent women as sex objects In this period the mini boss is replaced by a more practical: the short. Signatures important Italian fashion like Versace tried to revive it by proposing the catwalks union shorts and mini In the 80s back in fashion through two models: the “rah-rah skirt” which consists of a model does not fit, almost like a fan and that allows you to sit without uncovering too much, and the “puffball skirt”,

a model which gives a balloon effect sculpture during this period was used mostly in the entertainment world and some public female character In the 90s back in the limelight and it is seen not only worn by celebrities, but also back on the roads Among the main fabrics used in the various periods are the skin, lace and leather jeans. Those are usually very short, suitable for a bold look to show off especially in the evenings at the disco, the lace can be very elegant and sensual, those in jeans, finally, have become a leader must, present in the wardrobe of all Last, but certainly not in order of importance, is the mini plaid, worn especially by the most young It was one of the inventions in the field of fashion more successful is presented in folds or “portfolio” and is often enriched with a brooch.