Trending 2017: Skinny Matrix Lenses

Skinny glasses are making a comeback and they’re out of this world.

At the Fall 2017 Paris Fashion Week show for Balenciaga, Demna Gvsalia showcased a number of futuristic looks. It was like stepping back inside The Matrix once again.

As the models sashayed down the runway looking like illusions in a simulated reality, all we could think about was if it was (finally) time to brush off our full-length leather overcoats again.

If you’re lucky enough to be under a certain age, you’re more likely to associate these streamlined specs with incredibly smart characters in movies, or your university lecturer who wants it known they’re not quite ready for tweed and elbow patches just yet.

Today, Kendall Jenner’s got in on the act, and we’re certain these glasses are about to take off.

The long-legged Kardashian was spotted wearing Neo-inspired eyewear between shows in Paris, and completed the look with a long leather coat. She also made a cheeky reference to the movie in an Instagram post via the red-pill emojis.


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On another occasion, she styled her sci-fi eyewear with some fantastically oversized earrings.

If this is what the future looks like, then we want in!

DropOne now @kendallandkylie

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Fancy giving the skinny specs look a go? Below, we’ve picked some fab glasses to get you straight back to the future.

Univo U616

Take your style to another dimension with these cool rimless glasses from Univo. They combine all the best aspects of the hot-off-the-catwalk trend with everyday functionality – strictly for days where you’re more likely to be trying to escape your boss than the matrix.

A sleek bridge is complimented by subtle blue temple tips, for just the right balance between minimalism and colour.

Calvin Klein CK 533


These Calvin Kleins are just the ticket if you love the idea of skinny specs but aren’t quite ready to commit to being a trailblazer. The rectangular, rimless lenses are super sophisticated and allow you to dip your toe into this trend. Nose pads ensure optimum comfort.

MENRAD Eyewear 11503


For those after something a little bolder, but who are still dedicated to being able to see on dark days (so no shaded lenses, sadly), we recommend these MENRAD glasses. Bold temples in blue and black contrast with cool, semi-rimless lenses. We love the unusual lens shape and reckon if Neo worked in an office in 2017 (or thought that he did…), he’d be wearing these. He’d also be the guy wanting to talk about the meaning of life at the water cooler.


Found your perfect pair yet? Rest assured, Trinity from the Matrix knows you can do it: “The answer is out there, Neo, and it’s looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.”

And for those who have been championing this look for ages, we solemnly salute you for being lightyears ahead of the game.

If you just can’t get enough of Kendall’s style take a look here for some more eyewear inspiration.

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