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Garrett Leight is clearly on a collab kick. Proving that the Cities of Lights and Angels make the perfect pairing, the LA eyewear designer has joined forces with fashionable French framemaker Thierry Lasry for a third and final capsule collection, which lands in stores and online Tuesday, September 1st.
The two-piece sunglasses range ($450 to $495) combines both optical superstars's modern and throwback vibes. The unisex Thierry Lasry x Garrett Leight frames highlight the Parisian designer's "traditional touch" with a hint of Leight's vintage-inspired aesthetic, while the Garrett Leight x Thierry Lasry women's sunglasses with removable clip features the Cali designer's retro silhouette and Lasry's inventive acetate detailing (available in honey blue, black mint, crystal violet, and dark tortoise brown).
That's not all: DTLA-based Leight is rolling out a collab next week with designer date spot Juice Served Here. Next Friday, August 28th through Monday, September 24th, the cold-pressed drink chain will pair its new Cali-inspired juice (coconut water, cucumber, spinach, kale, romaine, and parsley) with the local eyewear star's cool sunglasses in shades of green. The sunnies will be shoppable at JSH's seven LA locations, which will also stock the sixth issue of Leight Spectacle magazine.
Below, find out how Leight and Lasry joined forces; for more four-eyed coolness, toast the LA framemaster's sunnies-and-sips launch party at Juice Served Here's Lincoln Boulevard shop. Happening next Friday from 7 to 10pm, expect free juice, gratis House Beer and Gjelina bites, and live beats by DJ Paul T of Sarcastic Disco.
When did you and Thierry first meet and how did the collab come about?
I first met Thierry at a trade show in Paris when I was looking for brands to sell in my Venice store that I opened in 2009. I knew for sure I wanted to carry Thierry Lasry. I had already done the research, I was only planning on carrying four brands and his was one. So I made sure to make an impression so he would sell to me, which he did.
Our friendship really started from there and the idea for the collaboration came up organically as we realized we had a similar history and there was an interesting story to tell.
How would you describe your and Thierry's design vibes?
Thierry's aesthetic and mine is quite different. I would describe his collection as futuristic, colorful, and the right amount of glamour. [I'm] much more classic and retro. It was really fun to find the intersection between his design DNA and mine.
We've always tried to combine the key elements of his style and mine. That why you see the clip-on coming in colorful windsor rims. It's an example of futuristic classics.