Since 1979, l.a.Eyeworks’ iconoclastic glasses have changed the way people think about eyewear. Its designs are immediately recognizable for their modern strokes and bold color innovations, infiltrating the popular culture landscape in everything from art to movies, and all of the brand’s success can be traced back to founders and partners, Gai Gherardi and Barbara McReynolds , who own and design the line.
Gherardi and McReynolds, who started their business because of their love of eyewear, are still to this day inspired by the idea of being able to put one of their designs on someone’s face and seeing it make a difference. They claim it is that spark that has continued to sustain and inspire them, while driving on their success. A level of success the duo has reached by not backing down and being open to what is going on around them. They believe that though success gives you power and it is what you do with that power and staying true to yourself that is the real challenge.
With three namesake retail stores in Southern California, l.a.Eyeworks handmade frames are distributed to exclusive retailers and opticians worldwide. Despite the company’s success it is still privately owned and operated and fiercely proud of its independence.