Checkmate. Etnia Barcelona’s 20th anniversary collection is an ode to chess


Barcelona’s (and most Europeans’) favorite sunglasses brand is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a collection that puts most other sunny choices in the shade. In my humble opinion, FW offers the most suitable canvas for a pair of sunglasses. Nothing looks classier than a pair of sunglasses over a large coat, a chunky sweater and a scarf look. Lucky for us Etnia Barcelona new collection comes just in time to brighten up the last hours of sunshine with a collection full of humor, grace and finesse.

Etnia Barcelona is famous for its avant-garde but timeless frames that would suit the faces of heroes clad in the shadows, Kurt Cobain, Biggie Smalls, Elton John, Yoko Ono or Jean Luc Godard as well as they would with Rosalía, Tyler. the Creator, or Timothée Chalamet. Celebrating this timelessness, the brand’s latest campaign takes on some great hitters from the past, including Alfred Hitchcock imagining these icons of yesteryear as the faces of Etnia Barcelona. Calling on the challengers, punks, underdogs and dream hunters of the world is something he’s proud of, so imagining the lenses on such famous skulls is no exaggeration.

Not contrary to the current zeitgeist, Etnia Barcelona’s 20th anniversary collection adopts a chess theme using acetate salvaged from the brand’s designs first created in 2006. Each model actually wears the name of famous figures in love with past failures, including Frida Kahlo. , JF Kennedy, Stanley Kubric and Albert Einstein, while the collection features materials such as natural acetate (made from cotton and wood) and the brand’s own technology, HD colored mineral glasses.

So whether you’re prepping your fall haircut or stocking up for the summer, Etnia Barcelona’s 20th anniversary collection puts all the competition in check.

Buy the whole collection here.


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