Garrett Leight Holiday 2013 Collection
Optical experts Garrett Leight has launched its holiday 2013 collection with a short film (below). Posted to Vimeo and YouTube, the footage – running just over two minutes – captures a young couple wearing the brand’s eyewear travelling to Joshua Tree, California.
Ron Moon directed, shot and edited the clip, which stars Cameron Klippsten and Caroline Vreeland. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band provided the music.
As a preview, the short film hints at Garrett Leight’s signature vintage-inspired aesthetic. Cat eye frames for women and clubmaster styles for men receive the greatest amount of screen time.
After shots of the Californian landscape, the two are seen driving in a mint-coloured vintage Buick. The man dons horn-rim eyeglasses in black at first, and a pair of tortoiseshell frame sunglasses moments after – styles popular with followers of the brand.
For men, the two silhouettes featured are the Oxford and Lincoln. The former features a lightweight titanium and cured acetate frame with round P3 lenses. The Lincoln, based on a 1950s style, combines cured acetate with stainless steel.
Garrett Leight began in 2010 with the goal of designing classic opticals with quality materials. The company makes most models from custom-made cellulose acetate, handmade in the Mazzucchelli factory in Italy or sourced from Japan.
Each frame comes with at least a five-barrel hinge, plated with gold and silver. Certain designs also include Vintage American Standard glass lenses from the 1950s and 1960s made in Rochester, New York, factories.