Meet The Mixi! Introducing The Skirt Taking Over The Catwalks In New York

Meet The Mixi! The Skirt Taking Over The Catwalks In New York

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Victoria Beckham's mixi [Jason Lloyd Evans]
Victoria Beckham's mixi [Jason Lloyd Evans]

Is it a midi? Is it a maxi? No! The skirt length dominating the runways of New York Fashion Week so far is what we’re going to start calling the ‘mixi’. Cut just enough above the ankle to not qualify as a proper maxi but just that wee bit longer to take it out of the midi zone, the mixi is making moves as one of next season’s easiest updates.

Victoria Beckham showcased a series of them – including the one she wore for her catwalk bow (black, asymmetric, clingy) - but we’ve seen them crop up already more than once this week: hemlines were long but not sweeping at Suno, Public School teamed them with chunky flat boots, Dion Lee, like VB, did them in bias-cut satin, as did the design duo at Tome, and even Tibi - whose midi skirts are something of a shop-floor smash - lowered the culottes and skirt-hem lengths to suit this new micro-change.

Public School and Tibi [Jason Lloyd Evans]

The trend surely follows on not only from the fashion world’s continued love-in with the midi but also a booming flock of (purposefully) awkward, ankle-swinging pants. Lopped off flares that look like you’ve half grown out of them are de riguer across street style land. These kecks are notoriously tricksy to pull off, but thankfully the mixi provides a kind of initiation. You can move onto the difficult stuff later, for now the mixi skirt looks like a satisfying alternative.

See who is FROW-ing over in New York in the gallery below....

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Kendall Jenner and Khloe Kardashian (with 2 Chainz and Justin Bieber) at adidas Originals x Kanye West [Getty]

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Joe Jonas, Eric West and Oliver Cheshire at Todd Snyder [Getty]

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Adam Glassman and Sarah Jessica Parker at Tome [Getty]

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Odeya Rush and Brie Larson at Coach [Getty]

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Rihanna at adidas Originals x Kanye West [Getty]

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Kim Kardashian, Anna Wintour & Kanye West at adidas Originals x Kanye West [Getty]

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Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner & Kylie Jenner at the Rn. 1st Annual Roc City Classic [Getty]

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SJP at Tome [Getty]

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Coco Rocha & Aimee Song at Marissa Webb [Getty]

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Coco Rocha at BCBGMAXAZRIA [Getty]

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Alexander Wang & Kris Jenner at adidas Originals x Kanye West [Getty]

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Joe Jonas at Perry Ellis [Getty]

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Christina Hendricks and Gretchen Mol at Honor [Getty]

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Jhene Aiko at Honor [Getty]

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Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner & Big Sean at adidas Originals x Kanye West [Getty]

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Tallulah Willis at Honor [Getty]

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Jesse Metcalfe at Todd Snyder [Getty]

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Joe Jonas at Todd Snyder [Getty]

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Laverne Cox & Dascha Polanco at the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection [Getty]

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Ciara at the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection [Getty]

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Zendaya at the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection [Getty]

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Estelle at the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection [Getty]

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Behati Prinsloo at Desigual [Getty]

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Katie Holmes at Desigual [Getty]

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Adriana Lima at Desigual [Getty]

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Blake Lively at Gabriela Cadena [Getty]

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Ciara at Gabriela Cadena [Getty]

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Julia Restoin Roitfeld at Gabriela Cadena [Getty]

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Adriana Lima at Gabriela Cadena [Getty]

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Alexander Wang and Kendall Jenner at adidas Originals x Kanye West [Getty]

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Paris Hilton at Gabriela Cadena [Getty]

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Beyonce & Rihanna at adidas Originals x Kanye West [Getty]

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Drake in Frame Denim at Desigual [Getty]

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Kesha at Tadashi Shoji [Getty]

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Leigh Lezark & Pete Wentz at Costello Tagliapietra [Getty]

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Petra Nemcova at BCBGMAXAZRIA [Getty]

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Olivia Culpo at BCBGMAXAZRIA [Getty]

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Kesha at Timo Weiland [Getty]

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Jamie Brewer at Role Models Not Runway Models [Getty]

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Julia Restoin Roitfeld at Jonathan Simkhai [Getty]

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Hailey Baldwin leaving adidas Originals x Kanye West [Getty]

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Estelle at BCBGMAXAZRIA [Getty]

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Louise Roe at Marissa Web [Getty]

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Alexa Chung in Edun at mytheresa.com and style.com dinner

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Estelle at BCBGMAXAZRIA [Getty]

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Oliver Cheshire at Perry Ellis [Getty]

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J. Alexander at Concept Korea [Getty]

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Leandra Medine at Wes Gordon [Getty]

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Olivia Palermo at Tibi

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Nicki Minaj at Alexander Wang [Getty]

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Kim Kardashian, North West and Kanye West at Alexander Wang [Getty]

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Victoria Justice at DKNY [Getty]

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Rachel Zoe at Altuzarra [Getty]

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Coco Rocha at Donna Karan [Getty]

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Kelly Rutherford at J. Mendel [Getty]

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