The Vintage Collection by ETNIA BARCELONA

Mid-century, Mediterranean, and modern: the inspiration for this vintage collection by Etnia Barcelona takes that carefree spirit and makes us all feel like the aspirational is attainable.

Coastal luxury eyewear for the modern era, the new vintage collection from Etnia Barcelona gives us a taste of the pinnacle of leisure and travel and the exuberance that mid-century jet-setters embodied. You can really tell that Etnia Barcelona had a lot of fun with this collection and their creative team was clearly inspired, designing an incredible total of 34 new playful and stylish frames in both metal and acetate.

Etnia Barcelona artfully references the quintessential symbols, colours, and patterns that we associate with this era of decadent revelry, luxury travel, and the ultimate resort experience. By creatively mixing these materials, shapes, and patterns to come up with something completely new, the vintage collection simply radiates style, fun and class.

The Vintage Collection by ETNIA BARCELONA
The Vintage Collection by ETNIA BARCELONA

Etnia Barcelona. Vintage Collection, Mediterranean Glamourama.

Etnia Barcelona presents new designs for its Vintage Collection, homaging the eclectic atmosphere created with the mingling of celebrities, beaches, hotels and the local population along the Catalan Empordà coast from the 1930s to the 1960s.

A diverse collection including 20 new prescription frames and 14 new sunglasses in metal and acetate. A fusion of classical looks and the free spirit of the brand.

Vintage inspired shapes and forms, revisited to create icons bursting with details, make each and every model in this collection a true jewel. Metal temples with Art Deco motifs and classic vintage trim. A variety of points of colour and golden pins, differing according to the model, offers the collection a true touch of sophistication.

Once again, Etnia Barcelona revisits the shapes and forms, materials and lenses of the 1950s and 1960s to create its Vintage Collection. Metal frames built in gold, pink gold and silver.

Natural acetates in classic colours from the archives of Mazzucchelli production sites. Blacks, havanas, tortoiseshell and carey, alongside more contemporary hues like bottle green, maroon or honey, blended with acetates developed by the Etnia Barcelona design team for the inside of the frames and the mythical temple tips of the Vintage Collection.

Glimpses of a dozen unique colours in the form of “Wimbledon” inspired stripes, wheat ears and “horn” textures flash from the inside of the frames.

The sun collection features Italian made Barberini mineral lenses, painstakingly selected from the firm’s “vintage” archives to guarantee the period look of the glasses. Bogart, Cooper, Llafranch, Orson, La Gavina, Schneidder…

The Vintage Collection by ETNIA BARCELONA
The Vintage Collection by ETNIA BARCELONA

Etnia Barcelona’s Vintage Collection tributes the Mediterranean Glamourama of the Costa Brava through the Golden years of Hollywood, between the 1930s and the 1960s, when actors, musicians and artists frequented its beaches and hotels, turning it into one of the most glamourous spots in the Mediterranean.
The whole source of the story springs from the most iconic hotel of the Costa Brava, “La Gavina”. Situated in S’Agaró, Hotel La Gavina stands overlooking the sea. With its refined Mediterranean style, featuring palm trees, maroon awnings and terracotta roof tiles, it offers an idyllic postcard image of the Costa Brava, part of the more luxurious ambience of the “Empordà” region.

In its day, it played host to Ava Gardner, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Peter Sellers, amongst many others. The walls are drenched in history and populated with photographs immortalising the parties enjoyed by the stars.

Yet again Etnia Barcelona asserts its experience and in-depth knowledge of colour, blended with a Vintage look, to create a perfect collection that combines quality and fashion. Etnia Barcelona’s Vintage style taken to the peak of excellence.