Etnia Barcelona Sunglasses

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Stand out, be seen


Color, culture, and quality: these are the defining features of Etnia Barcelona sunglasses. With a wholly Mediterranean spirit, they are an independent brand with a rebellious nature.


A vibrant history

Born in 2001, when the world was filled with mainly black and brown glasses, Etnia Barcelona wanted to bring an explosion of color to eyewear design. Founder David Pellicer was inspired by his home city of Barcelona and his family’s 70 years of optical experience, he combined these factors to create something radical: an eyewear brand based solely around color. The full range of glasses contains over 500 colors. Each collection looks to fashion catwalks trends and the brand always works with the color ranges of the next season to create new collections.


Where opticals and art mixes

The colorful designs are also heavily influenced by the world of art, music, and photography. The brand has created collections based on artist’s work, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, or glasses using the world-famous Yves Klein Blue. Recently they have worked with noted photographer Steve McCurry to have him photograph the latest collection.


Not made for wallflowers

Wearers can choose from bright orange frames and lenses, neon tortoiseshell or more muted tones. All sunglasses are made with HD lenses for an optimum color experience, photochromic lenses, or polarization for eliminating glare. Styles include vintage frame shapes straight from the 1970s, rounded square glasses in a Truman Capote style, or vintage oversized butterfly frames. These are the sorts of glasses Iris Apfel would add to finish off her look.

Etnia Barcelona sunglasses have been worn by everyone from Beyoncé to Elton John because of their total individuality. Wearers are invited to express themselves fearlessly: this is where glasses are no longer accessories but a tool of expression.