Garrett Leight California Optical is an independently owned eyewear brand founded in Venice Beach in 2010. Inspired by the art, fashion, photography, people, and places of California, GLCO brings fresh perspective to classically tailored frames by blending old and new, the iconic and the innovative. Our sun and optical frames are handmade with the finest materials and craftsmanship. Garrett Leight California Optical is proud to present yet another impeccable Fall/ Holiday collection for 2016. This season takes inspiration from the look and lifestyles of the American Southwest. The soft tones and surreal landscapes, the washed out and vivid contrasts and the interplay of earth and sky contribute to this collection’s distinctive palette that features matte finishes and an ethereal mix of materials.
The new bridgeless Zeno, a round metal sunglass, showcases elegant enamel inlay detailing and offers the option of custom chrome and amethyst mirrored lenses or classic green and brown semi-flat lenses. The McKinley frame will also be presented in a sunglass version this season; a retro-influenced style made modern with subdued matte colorways paired with a semi-flat glass lens. To complete the new reign of sun this season, classic styles such as the Kinney, Milwood and Wilson get revamped with new hues suitable for both men and women. The Kinney is re-mastered with GLCO’s first ever photochromic lenses in photochrome peach and gold wash. Also following the photochrome trend is the Milwood in a pink berry and calm ocean blue, custom colors inspired by the land where the desert meets the sea. Lastly, the Wilson’s new matte wine and smoke mirror lenses complement their marble acetate Windsor rims and recall the deep and rich tones of a desert sunset. This season marks GLCO’s largest collection to date, as varied and interesting as the open spaces out West that inspire the brand everyday.
GLCO offers an impressive selection of new optics this season. The Hampton, a GLCO classic, is reinvented as a metal and acetate combination in four matte and tortoise pairings. The Cloy, a fresh new optical style, remixes the iconic round shape of the Wilson, adding a striking bridge with an intricate filigree motif. Another new men’s optical frame, the Club House, is a new take on 80s style. The Paloma, a sun style introduced last season, is now available as an optical frame. Its distinctive inverse Windsor rims are offered in sophisticated matte and tortoise colorways. Lastly, the McKinley and Rose complete the new optic launches with styles available in feminine and masculine tones such as rosé fade and sandalwood drift.