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.
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
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)?
The Spring 2018 Tamuna Ingorokva Tamuna Trench ($850) has a slightly oversized fit and a waist belt.
If you prefer faux the Diane Von Furstenberg Patent Trench Coat ($798) is a woven poly blend textile.
Graphic Tees & Sequin Pants
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.
Another option is this Cotton On Tbar Cold Shoulder Tee ($14.95) that can be worn too big on purpose.
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.
On the other hand the Topshop Premium Sequin Wide Leg Trousers are on sale for $89.99.
Matrix Fashion Accessories
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.
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
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.
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).