bella hadid and zayn malik in adorable matching matrix outfits

How to Wear the Matrix Fashion Trend

If famous models like Gigi and Bella Hadid are taking fashion cues from The Matrix (1999) then science fiction must be trendy and not completely geeky.

The Matrix (1999) is a futuristic sci-fi thriller about a post apocalyptic world ruled by robots that suck the life force out of humans kept in large grids. When a computer hacker named Neo discovers the truth about reality he embarks on a quest to defeat the evil machines and restore human civilization.

Bella Hadid Matrix Outfit January 2018

Neo and his friends dress like badasses in floor length leather trench coats, vinyl catsuits and those small round sunglasses. The fashion trend is a provocative reminder about changing perspectives because reality is not always what it seems and perhaps we are all caught up in some type of matrix. So we have assembled a list to draw inspiration from, including the Hadid sisters’ favorite sunglasses.

Black Leather Trench Coats

matrix fashion leather trench coat

Stay warm in a desolated wasteland ruled by squid like robots in a stunning black lame leather trench coat with a wide collar. What about the Helmut Lang Flasher Trench ($995)?

matrix fashion leather trench coat

The Spring 2018 Tamuna Ingorokva Tamuna Trench ($850) has a slightly oversized fit and a waist belt.

matrix fashion leather trench coat

If you prefer faux the Diane Von Furstenberg Patent Trench Coat ($798) is a woven poly blend textile.

Graphic Tees & Sequin Pants

matrix fashion graphic t-shirt

At the top Bella is wearing a Prada graphic t-shirt that retails for over $600 new. But she probably got it for free from the designer, and this Junk Food Yes Tee ($39) at Urban Outfitters has a similar vibe.

matrix fashion graphic t-shirt

Another option is this Cotton On Tbar Cold Shoulder Tee ($14.95) that can be worn too big on purpose.

matrix fashion pants

Gigi looks like she is wearing sequin wide leg trousers in the cover image, or they might be leather. The Roland Mouret Ailish Sequined Mesh Wide-Leg Pants ($2,240) are covered in jet black sequins.

matrix fashion pants

On the other hand the Topshop Premium Sequin Wide Leg Trousers are on sale for $89.99.

Matrix Fashion Accessories

matrix fashion clutch

This Balenciaga Blanket Chain Wallet ($1,690) could hold the essentials such as a wallet, phone, pill case, ninja throwing stars and a USB drive. It is available to pre-order for the spring of 2018.

matrix fashion sunglasses

Gigi and Bella are both wearing Roberi & Fraud Black Doris ($195) sunglasses. Launched last April by Ali Mehrdad and Stefan Foster from Dubai, the eyewear is already a favorite of Kendall Jenner as well.

Black Leather Ankle Boots

matrix fashion ankle boots

Neo and Morpheus would look sick in the Christian Louboutin Viyonce ($1,295). The black leather upper has three straps that converge above a platform rubber sole with super soft lambs wool lining.

matrix fashion ankle boots

Vogue reports that the Liudmila Drury Lane Black Leather Boots (On sale for $652.82) are Bella’s favorite shoe right now. Liudmila is a luxury footwear brand with a flagship store in Milan, Italy.

Watch the Matrix (1999) on Amazon. To truly get into character don’t forget about the sequels The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003).

If you like dressing like science fiction thriller movies then maybe you are interested in going galaxy goth, or even learning how to dress like a space cowgirl or cowboy.



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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.