And now for something completely different – the Prodesign 5130. No retro styling, no heavy plastic temples, no eclectic color combination's, but this frame is a winner! Designed in Denmark, these frames are for the woman who maybe dresses a bit less casually than others, who loves the feminine look and mystique.
The temples are what initially grabs your attention here – an impeccably done ajoure design (I was going to say filigree, but there are technical differences in construction) that makes me think of a vine with leaves and flowers. Some are solid, some are open, and some have a muted gold-tone cloisonne accent. What is great about this is that this design motif is found in many modern fabrics, so it goes great with a stylish wardrobe. It also allows a great design without physically taking over the whole face – and allows unobstructed peripheral vision for safer driving.
The front is relatively unadorned, and designed to let the eyes be the star of the show. The frame utilizes sheet stainless steel for a bit more of a presence, and is nicely shaped to follow the eyebrow curve. The shape itself is nice and soft, and will work well with most face shapes, with a nice lift at the outside edge. The semi-rimless design opens up the face, and directs awareness to the eyes, which everyone knows are our most important feature!
All in all, a beautifully executed feminine design with a flair – and that’s what I like about the Prodesign 5130. Stop in today and try one on at any ProDesign authorized dealer.
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