global: adidas slvr s/s 2013 collection

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for adidas slvr's s/s 2013 collection creative director dirk schönberger took cues from martial arts, fight club and the human body. using sportswear aethetics as a base, bold fashion elements were blended in to create a fresh new look. there's an emphasis on print, shape, and silhouette in pieces that combine breakthrough fabrics and an effortless style. the entire collection is fused with a go-anywhere elegance that matches the pace of 21st-century lives. the hallmarks of the men’s collection include contrasting combinations of materials, like a wool blazer with a nylon lapel, and, as in women’s, abstract prints. the men’s patterns pull directly from brad pitt’s wardrobe in fight club. boxing shorts in nylon and french terry recall the karate theme, as do button-down shirts with banded collars, orange twill pants with contrasting tuxedo stripe details, and a black three-quarter trench coat trimmed in coordinating glossy paint. the women’s collection this season reflects a mood of simplicity and femininity. the martial influence is glimpsed in pieces like a short pleated skirt with a wide waistband and a chic kimono trench coat. At the same time, bird-of-paradise prints provide an essential dose of muted color, swirling across a slim one-shoulder dress or a billowing cropped tank. the adidas slvr s/s 2013 collection is available at the collections dedicated flagships and at select stores across the planet.

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