GLCO introduces light-activated acetate frames

Headquartered in sun-kissed Venice Beach, GARRETT LEIGHT CALIFORNIA OPTICAL has built a reputation for quintessential California style with a timeless aesthetic. But it’s not just about classics for the young designer from one of eyewear’s most prominent dynasties: Garrett Leight also likes to play with forward-looking technologies and reveals a stunning eyecatcher in GLCO’s Fall/Holiday 2019 collection with the introduction of color-changing acetate sunglasses frames.

You’ve read that correctly, the frame material of GLCO’s women’s style »Magician« instantly begins changing colors under UV-light. How is this possible? Technically speaking, the cellulose acetate frame is extruded with a clear outer layer that transforms in contact with sunlight. Indoors, the transformation goes dormant in a matter of seconds.

The retro-styled, squared cat eye frames are part of a GLCO collection inspired by tarot in tribute to the City of Los Angeles and its mysteries. They come in three gorgeous color options, all of which change into a unique colorway under sunlight: Gemini/Semi-Flat Grey Gradient, Alchemist/Semi-Flat Yellow Brown Gradient, and Phoenix/Semi-Flat G15. For traditionalists – and those who like to wear their sunglasses at night – the »Magician« is also available in three non-transforming colorways. We’re hopelessly under the spell of these magic shades and can’t wait to see the rest of the collection.

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