Matrix Resurrections Revives 90s Nostalgia

Matrix Resurrections Revives 90s Nostalgia

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Matrix Resurrections Revives 90s Nostalgia
Words by Mirabella Shahidullah
Style
December 14, 2021

Every decade or so it feels that a new style statement comes back into our fashion lexicon. This season, trendsetters seem to be taking a page out of the Matrix with their resurrection of sharp rectangular frames and oval silhouettes. Infused with 90s nostalgia, these frames give your wardrobe the slightly sporty, effortless touch you’ve been looking for.

 
 
 
 
 
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In the Matrix, sunglasses are not only about style, but a symbol of protection, showing both the characters and the audience the separation between who have entered the Matrix and those who haven’t. Though Oakley’s Whisker sunglasses might not offer the same level of cinematic symbolism, the ultra-lightweight, oval silhouette is a clear match to Neo’s iconic shades. Keeping the brand’s signature sporty edge, the sunglasses also offer visual protection and clarity thanks to their streamlined construction and signature Prizm lenses.

If you’re looking for a smaller shape, Eyepetizer’s Duke sunglasses reinterpret Morpheus’s mirrored shades with a barely-there lightweight frame and sleek, minimalist oval lenses.

 
 
 
 
 
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Reimagine the film’s unique ‘hacker-chic’ styling with your own contemporary twist. Balance your puffer coat with a pair of structural, rectangular sunglasses for a simple way to elevate your everyday cold-weather look while still looking decidedly mysterious. With their oversize studded temples, Valentino VA4105 sunglasses add a bold touch to your monochromatic ensemble.

 
 
 
 
 
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Retrosuperfuture’s Issimo shades go for a full-on chromatic vibe, for a look that feels straight out of Trinity’s wardrobe. With their shiny blackish hue and widened lenses, the Italian brand knows how to balance a strikingly modern profile with handcrafted design. If timeless fashion is more your style, you can still transmit futuristic cool with Ray-Ban’s RB3957. With its crafted metal frame in total black, this flattering style gives you the same rectangular vibe, with curved edges.

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