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Etnia Barcelona: Eyewear Culture
Color. Culture. Creativity.
One day only.
We welcome Etnia Barcelona back to Seattle to share their latest 2018 collection with us on Thursday, June 7.
From the sunny shores of Barcelona, Etnia was founded with a mission to reimagine color. Etnia transformed the sunglass industry when they first introduced color into an accessory that had always been brown or black. Red or yellow sunglasses didn’t exist before. Nor did glasses that combined two or three colors.
As beautiful as they are functional, each Etnia frame is carefully crafted for everyday wear and long-lasting comfort. From our favorite celebrities to our closest family members, Etnia produces some of the world’s most innovative and inspirational eyewear.
Trunk ShowThursday, June 7
3 – 7pm
The Etnia Barcelona brand was created in 2001 with the idea of being the most creative and colorful brand in the international optical industry, creating unique eyewear whose value lies in the design of its colors.
When David Pellicer founded the company at 23, he created the first color-based collection. This represented a complete break from the color scheme of the collections in the market, which at the time were only expressed by dark shades like black or brown.
He gradually began surrounding himself with a team of creative professionals and artists who endowed the brand with an identity that took creativity to the limit and was expressed by creativity to the limit and was expressed by a radical color range, both in the collections and in the communication. This first collection made an impact at the New York Expo, thus opening up the doors to major European markets.
Little by little the brand was taking on a sense that was turning glasses into an instrument for expression. Dressing up faces with yellow or orange or purple glasses was more than the mere use of an accessory and was becoming a means of expression wedged between fashion and art. The stylistic freedom that absorbed the philosophy implemented in the design team seemed limitless, and the brand’s independence compared to other firms was strengthened with each collection launch, creating a world apart.
The brand’s spirit reflected a world which embraced all cultures, all races and all colors in existence and reflected the variety of people and personalities from all over the globe.
Visit the Etnia website.
SPECIAL OFFER: Etnia Trunk Show
Prescription lens discount* with the purchase of new frames:
$50 OFF single vision prescription lenses
$75 OFF progressive prescription lenses
* Discount applies to prescription lenses with anti-reflective treatment ordered with the purchase of new eyeglass frames June 7, 2018.
2017 Holiday Hours
We will be closed the following days.
|Independence Day||Wednesday||July, 4|
|Thanksgiving||Thursday - Friday||November, 22 - 23|
|Christmas Eve||Monday||December, 24|
|Christmas Day||Tuesday||December, 25|
|New Years Day||Tuesday||January 1, 2019|