With the release of The Matrix Resurrections this Christmas, we look back at the original film that kicked off the whole series: The Matrix. Released in 1999, this movie played a key role in defining ’90s fashion trends, including sweeping coats and stomping boots in an all-black colour palette.
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This dystopian digital aesthetic is still in play today, with modern twists that incorporate other elements like futuristic fabrics or DIY punk styles. These are the essential lessons we learned from The Matrix and this is how you can incorporate them into your daily looks.
1. Black looks best
There’s nothing sharper than a top-to-toe black ensemble. It can look smart, dangerous, lowkey, standout and chic all at once. When Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) are out and about revealing the secrets of the Matrix and dodging agents, they look like they mean business thanks to their slick uniforms that give them the air of underdog power.