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PLD 6057/S PLD 6057/S Safilo Lente 02 The Safilo Lente 02 frames are among the lightweight frames available by Safilo. brown shaded lenses, green with green lenses, pink with pink lenses and black with grey shaded lenses. The round optical frame is crafted in titanium, a material recognized for its high strength-to-weight ratio. Strong with low density and quite ductile, titanium is the perfect material for light, durable and elegant eyeglasses, Safilo says. Xavier Garcia’s new fall/winter metal collection also focuses on frames that are lightweight and easy-to-wear as well as enduring. The collection includes the Alison, a classic, rectangular, semi- rimless shape that is made with stainless steel, as well as the Alex, a round shape frame with a discrete cat eye and a chic, retro feel. The temples of the Lente 02 feature the strong and flexible e-hinge: the new titanium Elasta hinge with its innovative double springs system, guaranteeing 15 years of impeccable performance. The style is available in matte blue, matte black and palladium. Polaroid, which joined the Safilo brand in 2012, has also launched ultra-lightweight metal shapes for women as part of its fall/winter 2018 collection. They include the PLD 6057/S, which are lightweight geometric stainless steel sunglasses that are available in blue with grey lenses, white with 22 OPTICAL PRISM January 2019 Alison Alex