Of course, this is a generalisation. Aesthetically, kids now (and then) are taking a similar look at how human life and technology are conflating into one demi-digital human experience and that's evident in the art they're producing. Take PC Music, and the genre's stars, like Hannah Diamond
, whose music sounds like it was crafted on a Yamaha keyboard, and who herself looks like she's been freshly unpackaged from a Mattel box and dressed like a school kid from 2001. Talking of 2001, the year Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
launched, this January saw Nicolas Ghesquière at Louis Vuitton cast the game's virtual heroine
, the sorbet-haired Lightning, as their campaign-girl.
In the last few years, we've been introduced to the style subculture of health-goths, and the fashion-house Vetements – the ultimate people's revolt (supposedly) – with their long leather jackets and unassuming sports apparel, whose models all look like extras from The Matrix
sunken eyes, shaved heads, clothes dripping off limbs, heavy black platformed boots, slashed T-shirts and leather trousers. Then you've got Rihanna's Morpheus-style sunglasses for Dior and The Met Ball's timely 2016 theme, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology
It's impossible to disentangle Trinity and her look from any of the above, and it really is Trinity, not Neo, who is the film's protagonist. Trinity remains the stand-alone heroine for the Y2K look and her style, with good reason, is relentlessly copied.