Let's talk Matrix Sunglasses...
A few years ago, the fashion industry asked the question, will this tiny sunglasses trend eventually outdate? To answer, this question, not quite yet!
With more and more luxury fashion houses jumping on the trend and implementing this style into their collections, the fast fashion industry will constantly replicate. Meaning that this trend does not look like it will slow down anytime soon. But, where did this influence of this design come from exactly?
The Matrix Sunglasses Dominate the Fashion Industry...
Before Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber or Kendall Jenner were pioneering teeny-tiny shades, this eyewear trend was mostly the domain of ‘90s sci-fi movies. Most recognisably Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus of 1999 film ‘The Matrix’.
With the, as far as we are aware, last film of the franchise released at the end of 2021, Matrix-inspired sunglasses still have a huge hype around them. Can you believe this trend stemmed from a movie created in 1999!?
The original Matrix sunglasses were handmade by eyewear designer Richard Walker of eyewear company Blinde Optics. He wanted the glasses to be very futuristic and different from anything anyone had ever seen before. In turn, he designed one-of-a-kind metal frames for each character in the movie.
If you fancy yourself alongside Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss then we recommend these styles stocked on our website:
[Shop Now: Persol 2803S 95/58, Michael Kors Miramar MK2104, Loewe LW40039U, Bottega Veneta BV1144S, DMY BY DMY Billy DMY08SB.]
The Matrix Sunglasses Originate from the 1999 Film
If you have never seen The Matrix then, ‘Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself’. BUT, a very brief overview of the movie is Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (played by Laurence Fishburne), can answer his huge question ‘What is the Matrix?’.
This isn’t made easy due to Morpheus being considered to be the most dangerous man alive... Neo is contacted by Trinity (played by Carrie-Anne Moss) who takes him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus and they fight for their lives against an organisation of secret agents… These ‘Agents’ are sentient computer programmes disguised as humans… Are you still following us?
Anyway, the Agents are always seen wearing sunglasses as sunglasses hide their eyes and reflect those who are being looked at… Then when Keanu Reeves enters this new world, his sunglasses serve as protection against the dangers and surprises he encounters during this journey.
We also offer protection [from UV Rays more so than surprise encounters] with these polarised futuristic designs:
BALENCIAGA CHANNELLING THE MATRIX
When talking Matrix Sunglasses, we can't forget to mention Balenciaga. The market-leading brand can be viewed as the epitome of futuristic designs and their eyewear range is certainly no exception. With huge stars, most specifically the Kardashian/Jenner clan, seen sporting Balenciaga's designs, it is no surprise that the rest of the world have joined the Matrix Sunglasses hype. Check out some notable pairs below that we stock here at PRETAVOIR.
Now you’re all set for your trendy, sci-fi Summer - enjoy!