Garrett learned the tricks of the trade from dear old dad, who’s now working for his son’s company.
The father-son duo of Larry and Garrett Leight will launch a new capsule collection called Mr. Leight, the Los Angeles Times writes in a profile of the eyewear designers. Garrett, as the article explains, spent time in college working for his dad, who founded the Oliver Peoples brand before he sold it to Oakley. Then Garrett moved on to found his namesake label in 2011, crediting his success to the experience he gained working for his pops – who’s now working for his son’s company, lending his decades of design experience.
“I felt most comfortable in doing what my dad was doing,” Garrett told the L.A. Times. “Being an entrepreneur wasn’t really a word that I understood before that time, but I think I just wanted to be a leader and wanted to build my own culture and environment. It was also being around great people that inspire you. That’s what I loved about Oliver Peoples.”
The Leights also intend to make Mr. Leight “a design house with the idea of collaborating with select like-minded brands to consult with and create eyewear for those brands,” the article adds.Read more at the Los Angeles Times