Shop the trend: The Matrix sunglasses that ruled the streets at fashion week
Damn you, Kendall Jenner
We knew numbers reigned supreme in today's social media game, but the sway Kendall Jenner has over the fashion pack runs deeper than her following of 83 million. Ever since the model fronted a pair of Matrix Neo-inspired sunglasses on her Instagram earlier this year, its narrow silhouette became the shape to frame the face. Dare we say, it has overthrown the ubiquitous tinted lenses that proliferated our style book in every colour and form the last couple of seasons.
When the menswear spring 2018 show season rolled around, the first aboard the train bound for the '90s-inflected guise was of course, the usual street style suspects. Yoon Ahn (the insousciant co-founder of Japan-based label, Ambush) and Chriselle Lim were amongst the first to lend the vintage accessory a fresh stylistic perspective.
Now that it's safe to say the eyewear's narrow form has definitely risen from the ashes of Keanu Reeves' golden days, below, pick your poision from six pairs that range from Zion-esque to less severe, cat-eye versions — including a show-stopping scarlet rendition by Yoon Ahn's Ambush.