Escape to the 90s. Balenciaga brings back the tiny sunglasses and shoulder pads for artist and filmmaker Jon Rafman’s Spring Summer 19 homage to the ’99 classic, The Matrix. Utilising a low-budget, amateur film aesthetic, the short reimagines Neo and Trinity in some of the label’s already-iconic new season pieces. While the clip centres around a black braided handbag that must be obtained at any cost, there are ample sneak peaks of the collection’s retro design. Glimpses of sequinned Eiffel Tower shirts, boxy blazers and trench coats, monochrome and glitter galore make each piece all the more enticing against a backdrop of the high speed (and high stakes) sci-fi chase.
The creative treatment of this collection is almost expected of the fashion house who are known for their slightly left of field visuals, designs and campaigns, and this one is equally out of this world.