Fun, Flattering and Funky best describes this new offering from Calvin Klein. Chunky enough to fit in with pierced eyebrows; fashionable enough for diva poses while trying on clothes at Nordstrom’s, this is a go-anywhere, do-anything frame. A welcome departure from right-angle rectangles, the uplifted oval sports a sensuous sweeping arch at the eyebrows. There is a bit of tongue-in-cheek décor at the top – seven very small metal squares evoking old-fashioned rivet heads, but placed in a way to suggest jewels without the baggage of bling. The cut of the frame at the lower temporal side of the front adds even more visual interest by deviating from the upsweep of the lens shape with a tiny chunky corner piece.
The temple continues the faux rivet heads theme with a right-angle design butted up against the front of the frame and framing a discreet “ck” logo. Calvin Klein again makes use of laminated plastic with a rich dark tortoise shell layer backed by a pearlescent purple, adding more visual interest and depth. As an added bonus, the temples have spring hinges making the frames both durable AND good looking. And that’s what I like about the CK5594.