New Trend: Skinny Cyberpunk Frames

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, and we’re getting serious Matrix vibes.

As the models sashayed down the runway looking like illusions in a simulated reality, all we could think about was whether 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!).

However, thanks to Kendall Jenner posting a shot to Instagram wearing her own skinny frames, we’re certain these glasses are about to take off!

Fancy giving the skinny specs look a go? Read on for fab glasses to get you straight back to the future!

Kendal Goes Cyberpunk

We adore this moody shot from Queen Kendall. The stylish socialite was spotted wearing Neo-inspired eyewear between shows in Paris, and it’s giving us major cyberpunk feels.

The oversized geometric earrings compliment the edgy eyewear perfectly, and we can totally picture the above look in The Matrix or Blade Runner.

Grab the Bolle Breake below for your own edgy eyewear.

Univo U616

Take your style to another dimension with these cool rimless glasses from Univo. The chic 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, striking the perfect balance between minimalism and colour.

Univo U616

Univo U616

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.

Calvin Klein CK 533

Calvin Klein CK 533

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 2018 (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.

MENRAD Eyewear 11503

MENRAD Eyewear 11503


Not quite found your perfect pair of specs just yet? Fear not, and remember Trinity’s sage advice from the Matrix that ‘the answer is out there, 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 the skinny specs trend, take a look here at singer/songwriter Alma: the new Queen of Cyberpunk.

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