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Matrix Sunglasses

The Matrix Sunglasses: Trend Alert

Let's talk Matrix Sunglasses...

A few years ago, the fashion world posed a question that echoed through runways and city streets: Would the tiny sunglasses trend, seemingly straight out of the future, eventually fade into fashion's rearview mirror? To answer that query, the resounding consensus seems to be, "Not quite yet!"

As we journey deeper into the realm of fashion, it becomes increasingly evident that the allure of these sleek and enigmatic accessories remains unwavering. Luxury fashion houses have embraced the trend, seamlessly incorporating it into their collections. Meanwhile, the fast fashion industry follows suit, ensuring the captivating style stays firmly within our sightlines. It's a trend that shows no signs of slowing down.

But what is the genesis of this design? How did these distinctive sunglasses become an iconic emblem of style and mystery? The origins of the Matrix franchise, of course! Strap in as we navigate through the distinct eyewear styles that capture the same aesthetic as the sunglasses from the iconic films, from the silver screen to the catwalks and streets, uncovering the timeless allure that keeps us all firmly ensnared in their dark-tinted spell.


The Matrix Sunglasses Dominate the Fashion Industry...

Long before the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, or Kendall Jenner embraced the allure of petite eyewear, this trend primarily dwelled in the realm of '90s science fiction cinema. Most prominently, it was Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus from the 1999 cinematic masterpiece, 'The Matrix,' who left an indelible mark on this sartorial statement.

Even with the latest instalment of the franchise, as far as our knowledge extends, hitting the screens in late 2021, the Matrix-inspired sunglasses continue to enjoy a fervent following. Can you fathom that this enduring trend traces its origins back to a movie created in 1999?

The original Matrix sunglasses emerged from the creative vision of eyewear designer Richard Walker, associated with the eyewear company Blinde Optics. He envisioned glasses that were nothing short of futuristic, setting them apart as unique, unlike anything ever witnessed before. As a result, he meticulously crafted distinctive metal frames for each character in the film.

Neo Sunglasses

Neo sunglasses


Neo, portrayed by Keanu Reeves, is the iconic protagonist of "The Matrix," and his sunglasses, often called "Neo sunglasses" or "Matrix sunglasses," hold iconic status for several reasons. They symbolise his rebellion against the artificial reality imposed by machines, fitting perfectly with the film's futuristic aesthetics. Neo's character exudes coolness and confidence, making the sunglasses a sought-after accessory for those who admire his style. They have also left a lasting mark on pop culture, becoming a recognisable symbol and emblematic of his character's enduring influence.


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Balenciaga BB0245S 001
Nike Modern Metal DZ7364 010Ray-Ban 3498 002/71
Oakley Savitar OO6047 01 Prizm
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:
 Maui Jim Sunglasses

Ray Ban polarised sunglasses

Prada Linea Rossa polarised sunglasses


Morpheus Sunglasses

Morpheus the matrix sunglasses

Morpheus, portrayed by Laurence Fishburne, is a pivotal character in "The Matrix." His enigmatic presence and the iconic sunglasses he dons make him a memorable figure in the series. Morpheus serves as a mentor and leader, guiding Neo on his journey of self-discovery and resistance against the machine-controlled world. Morpheus' distinctive eyewear, characterised by its sleek, round, and rimless design, adds to his authoritative and mysterious persona. These glasses, often referred to as "Morpheus sunglasses," symbolise his unwavering belief in Neo's potential to break free from the Matrix's illusion. Their unique style and Morpheus' unshakable confidence have left an indelible mark, making these sunglasses a celebrated emblem of the character and the film.

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Ray-Ban Oval RB 3547 002/B1

Projekt Produkt SCCC1 CBK


Agent Smith Sunglasses

Agent Smith sunglasses

Agent Smith, portrayed by Hugo Weaving, is a pivotal antagonist in "The Matrix" film series. Clad in an immaculate black suit, he embodies the relentless, authoritative nature of the Matrix's sentient programs. Notorious for his ruthless pursuit of those who threaten the system, particularly Neo, Smith's character is marked by disdain for humanity and a philosophical, menacing dialogue. His iconic sunglasses, characterised by their sleek, angular design, further distinguish his role as a memorable figure in the series. As the films progress, he gains the ability to multiply himself, setting the stage for an epic showdown with Neo, securing his place in cinema and popular culture.

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Ray-Ban RB 3717 002/B1

Salvatore Ferragamo SF309S 002


Balenciaga Channeling the Matrix

When delving into the realm of Matrix sunglasses, it's impossible to ignore the profound impact of Balenciaga. As a pioneering brand renowned for its cutting-edge designs, Balenciaga's eyewear collection exemplifies this ethos. Notably, luminaries such as the Kardashian/Jenner family have effortlessly incorporated Balenciaga's eyewear into their fashion repertoire. It's no wonder that Matrix sunglasses have garnered a global following. Here, we cordially invite you to explore a curated selection of remarkable pairs we proudly showcase.
Balenciaga Matrix sunglasses


Au Revoir,


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