Notes | November 14, 2019

Etnia Barcelona – A David Bowie tribute

A David Bowie Tribute by Etnia Barcelona is a special capsule inspired by the White Duke and it’s available from today in the online store and selected points of sale worldwide

words Editorial Staff

Two brand new sunglasses models: Ziggy Stardust and The Thin White Duke. Etnia Barcelona pays tribute to the immortal David Bowie and his lasting influence on fashion and style. A David Bowie Tribute by Etnia Barcelona is available from today, November 14th in the online store and selected points of sale worldwide. Bringing together all of Bowie’s influences, Etnia Barcelona has designed an exclusive collection of glasses including two sunglasses models with a Glam and cutting-edge feel, full of little details and secrets inspired by the two most significant alter egos of the singer’s career: Ziggy Stardust and The Thin White Duke.


Ziggy Stardust, is the more audacious model of the collection, inspired by the costumes Bowie wore during his Glam period. The Etnia Barcelona design team has developed a unisex style out of natural acetate in 3 colors: mottled using a mix of colors reminiscent of his iconic stripes and the shoulder padded “spacesuit” that he wore on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust Tour; black with silver stripes, inspired by the patent leather bodysuit he wore on the Aladdin Sane Tour and, last but not least, white and blue translucent acetate reminiscent of Bowie’s own glasses from this period. As with all of their collections, the brand continues to use natural Mazzucchelli acetate and mineral lenses by Barberini.

The Thin White Duke, is the more sophisticated and classic model. It is inspired by the glasses that Bowie wore
in the film The Man Who Fell to Earth and on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 1976. An elegant metal design with mineral crystal lenses by Barberini available in 3 colors: pink, blue, and black. Something new about both models is that Etnia Barcelona is introducing special lenses that reveal a star and David Bowie’s iconic Aladdin Sane lightning bolt when you exhale on them.