Next up in our Capsule Mens AW14 coverage, we delve into the magical world of eyewear! Being a member of the four-eyes club, I’m always on the look out for classic-styled specs and shades. As always, I generally dig men’s eyewear styles, so I was in the perfect place. Two brands that peeked my interest at the show were Thierry Lasry and Garrett Leight California Optical.
I first became familiar with Thierry Lasry a few years ago while perusing the shelves of NYC optical boutique, Ilori. The French designer launched his eponymous sunglass brand in 2006, and is still based in his home country. I was happy to see them at Capsule as I had been a fan of their high-impact styles for some time, and in this case, I was able to see a vast array at once. Lasry frames are quite sleek, incorporating gold and black handles in the majority of the styles, portraying a sense of luxurious minimalism. Want to see the shades in action? Check out a behind-the-scenes video of their Spring 2014 collection here.
Directly around the corner from Thierry Lasry, I discovered a table overflowing with optical and sunglass offerings in the sleek yet classic styles I look for. Let me introduce you to Garrett Leight. Created in 2010, Garrett Leight California Optical is dedicated to creating classic design by combining perfect craftmanship with timeless aesthetics.
*Fun Fact*: Garrett Leight is the son of Oliver Peoples co-founders, Larry & Cindy Leight, and is a fourth-generation Californian.
They offer a wide range of optical and sunglass styles, sourced from the finest materials including acetate from Italy and Japan, and hardware/hinges from Germany. I fell in love with pretty much the entire table, but I stopped in my tracks for the stunner up top, the “Hampton Clip”, a P3 shape (originated from when eyeglasses were first made for style) with a rose gold clip on lens to transition from indoors to outdoors.
Do you like what you see (no pun intended)? Well stay on the look out for more coverage; jewelry and shoes on the radar!
*All photos by Andrea K. Castillo