Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Opening Ceremony & GLCO

Venice Vidi Vici: Introducing Garrett Leight!
If you recognize his last name in the context of eyewear, well, you're on to something (you bookworm!). The son of Oliver Peoples founder, Larry Leight, has branched out this year to create an enlightened West Coast brand of his own–GARRETT LEIGHT CALIFORNIA OPTICAL.
Unlike many of his contemporaries, the Venice-based optician draws inspiration from that under-the-radar kind of radiance. (Think Arthur Miller, Hunter S. Thompson, or your local accidental aesthete.) Working within a vintage framework and putting a born-and-bred Bear Republic touch on each pair, Leight works to carve out an aesthetic that is instantly familiar yet undeniably individual.

Check out the collection, as well as some fun, sun-soaked video and photo outtakes from the GLCO lookbook shoot!