AMERICAN is

GARRETT LEIGHT : FOUNDER, GARRETT LEIGHT

Garrett Leight was born in Los Angeles, immersed in the eyewear and fashion industries as the son of the Founder and Creative Director of Oliver Peoples. After college he worked at Oliver Peoples, observing firsthand the development of his father’s iconic designs and branding techniques.

In 2009, he opened his first eyewear concept store, A. Kinney Court in Venice Beach, offering a curated assortment of hand-selected goods from his hometown. Driven to find the perfect frames for his customers, Garrett founded Garrett Leight California Optical and released his first eyewear collection in 2010.

What inspires me are passionate people who are actively pursuing their happiness.

“AMERICAN is”, a short film series by BLDWN identifies a unique and diverse group of individuals, from all walks of life, who were asked to answer the question, “American is _____”? The responses were as beautiful and inspiring as those we heard from.

We hope you enjoy what they shared.

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