Since its foundation in 2001, the Spanish eyewear brand Etnia Barcelona has been challenging everything, from eyewear design and construction to exclusive materials and unique colorways. The brand is the pioneer in a color study, with more than 500 of their own models, inspired by the art and fashion industries. After two decades of creating glasses, Etnia still does things like it did at the start – with the same effort, passion, and dedication as its first day.
For over 20 years, history, culture, art, and colorhave been the main source of inspiration for the manufacturer. Every Etnia’s frame has a rebellious spirit that strikes a chord with people who never give up and are not afraid to go their own way! That is why, to celebrate its XXth Anniversary, the renowned brand presented a unique eyewear collection demonstrated by men and women reminding of legendary personalities who one day had challenged the laws and became real icons of their time.
The new Heritage Collection celebrates the values of the Barcelona brand, presenting bold, powerful glasses that beautifully blend the chess design with blue, yellow, moss green or baby pink, creating unique, head-turning combinations. First launched in 2006, the iconic chess acetate collection was the boldest and the most colorful that the brand created during its very first years. Now, the collection is back, and it’s bolder than ever!
The assortment includes 4 spectacular sunglasses: the rectangular KENNEDY and KUBRICK, round EINSTEIN and cat-eye KAHLO frames. Each model comes in four outstanding color combinations. Crafted from natural 7 mm thick 3D Mazzucchelli acetate, which comes from cotton and wood, the glasses are durable and super comfortable. When it comes to optics, the frames are paired with extremely strong and 100% recyclable pure mineral lenses that feature the following: the HD Colors technology that enhances primary colors, anti-glare and anti-scratch layers, Oleophobic and hydrophobic treatments that reduce fingerprints and help repel water, and, of course, 100% UV protection with 18% light transmission.
Every sunglass model from the HERITAGE Collection is a real piece of art: layered acetates through which the “chess” soul is seen, and temples embellished with imposing earpiece blades and branded with iconic symbols: an eye with rays of light, an eye with lashes, an eye and a pyramid, or an eye with false lashes.
In 20 years, ETNIA BARCELONA has gained immense popularity without ever losing an ounce of their rebellious spirit. We, at EuroOptica, are proud to be an authorized distributor for authentic ETNIA BARCELONA glasses and wish the brand all the best for the future! To discover the full range of breathtaking Etnia’s sunglasses and optical frames, welcome to our optical boutique at 280 Columbus Ave, New York.