Spotlight: Garrett Leight

Garrett Leight California Optical

Photo: Nicholas Maggio

Photo: Nicholas Maggio

Every so often a designer introduces a new style that appears to take the Hollywood fashion scene by storm. In 2010, that designer was Garrett Leight.

Adored by Hollywood elite and celebrities, Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) defines the new definition of California style with a collection of simple metals and quality acetates. Inspired by the California lifestyle, Garrett Leight sunglasses and glasses are classic and timeless.

Trends come and go, but finding an eyewear design that sticks is key to a designers longevity and Garrett Leight understands a thing or two about timeless design. Garrett's father, Larry Leight, was the founder of Oliver Peoples. Just like GLCO today, Oliver Peoples became Hollywood's go-to eyewear a generation ago.

Today, Garrett Leight California Optical continues to deliver fresh designs and trends in both optical and sunglass styles. Their use of stainless steel shaped into classic styles, like their metal cat-eye Olive, is a bold statement to a timeless style. For their 2018 collection, GLCO created a retro-influenced collection using 80's oversized shapes and metal designs from the 1970's. A collection that is as well delivered today as it was decades prior.