adidas SLVR Spring/Summer 2012, inspiration in the combat sport of fencing, reinterpreting the ergonomic shapes and sleek lines of the fencing uniform for elegant suiting, shirting, and sportswear. From long buckled trenches and leather blouses with wide elastic details to perforated leather aviator jackets and tailored asymmetric vests, the pieces subtly recall the Olympic sport.

This season’s women’s collection is high on volume, like an oversize deconstructed cotton trench coat, a dramatic nylon windbreaker with buckle details, and a billowing cu pro silk jumpsuit. But there are plenty of body-hugging offerings as well, like a cropped silk bomber jacket, high-waist shorts with attached suspenders, and a simple column dress with a low back and elastic detail. Leggings with seaming and stitching recall the fencing theme, while denim goes pop in bold shades of green, red, and saffron. Knitwear is an essential part of the collection, as seen in weighty metallic knit sweaters and tanks.