Andy and Larry Wachowski’s cult film turns 24 today. Here are the most beautiful collections inspired by “The Matrix”.
When screenwriter-director sisters Lana and Lilly Wachowski first presented The Matrix, the world fell down the rabbit hole. The Cyber movie was so impactful that it affected our lives without us really realising it: many, soon after its release, wondered if we really live in a fictitious world, where humans are slaves to machines; a theory fuelled mainly by the spread of the internet in the early 2000s.
The theory has fortunately been diluted in favour of a prevailing cyberpunk aesthetic, which has helped to create a ‘Matrix style’ in its own right, resulting in a somewhat shy and mysterious, yet self-conscious, social attitude of the wearer.
The film’s costume designer, Kym Barrett, cemented its place in history with her leather trench coats, plastic corsets and avant-garde dystopian goth-thots, which influenced almost half a century of fashion.
Since its release, The Matrix has graced the catwalks and streetstyle countless times, with garments signed by the industry’s top tastemakers and the approval of the goth and punk subcultures.
Black leather trench coats, combat boots and tiny sunglasses are staples of the movies’ wardrobe.
The Matrix is a fashion film, really, and to celebrate its 24th birthday, here are the best ready-to-wear and haute couture moments inspired by Neo and his friends.