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Runway // First Look Resort 18

We are loving the Femme Sport styling emerging out of the gate for Resort 18. Below is a first look at some of our faves - enjoy!

NYFW // The Edit

Hey! We've combed through the runways and edited down to the big events and messages you simply can't afford to miss. The bottom line? From classic tailoring to bold color pops, this season found both designers and attendees aligned in their pre-occupation with current events, while just as diverse in their responses.

cover image: coach aw17/18 via getty images

The Rundown


  • Raf Simons delivered a much anticipated homage to American icons for Calvin Klein.
  • The Row delivered one of their best collections ever: perfectly wearable classics that stayed true to their signature sophistication.
  • The power suit was a top item, with softened versions from The Row, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and newcomer Khaite feeling freshest.
  • Designers responded to current events with everything from activist tees to militant separates to Coach's nostalgic Americana references.
  • NYFW said good-bye to Proenza Schouler, who will be breaking away from the traditional fashion week calendar beginning in Spring 18.
  • The city of New York was a major theme, from the hip-hop dandy at Marc Jacobs to 'Make America New York Again' hats at Public School.
  • Romantic themes evolved, shaping a new modern femme silhouette.

Top 10 Trends


1. Well Suited

2. Natural Fur

3. Playful Puff

4. Modern Femme

5. Activist Messages

6. Fluid Military

7. Mad for Plaid

8. Color Pop

9. Versatile Velvet

10. American Nostalgia

Inspiration // Cirque Moderne

Although totally creepy, the numerous clown sightings leading up to Halloween this year nonetheless got us dreaming up a high-fashion, rag-tag circus of haute harlequins. From Margiela to Picasso, we've curated an inspirational gallery rich with circus-worthy clashes of color, pattern, and shine. Artful stage faces play a leading role, revealing the increasing interplay of fashion and beauty trends.

Image credits found here.

Inspiration // New knitwear

Infuse knitwear into all categories, with newness driven by sleek and sporty ribs, high-shine lurex, romantic ruffles, and dimensional milanos. Lighter weights and open shoulder details offer trans-seasonal appeal, while statement sleeves like voluminous bishops and sculpted muttons move romantic leanings forward.

Image credits here.

The nineties // Inspiring us now

This week, we look back at our favorite nineties runways and campaigns, which feel so fresh relative to the over-the-top approach currently driving much of the market. Warm levels of neutrals and mossy greens pair beautifully with cooler white, gray and lilac tones. In the nineties, we saw many trends emerge that feel fresh again - soft masculine suiting, luxe minimalist slips and sweaters, elevated ath-leisure, broad ranges of nude tones, silky dusters, and a more natural approach to beauty. When it comes to style, the nineties seem to infinitely prove that less truly can be more.

cover image: mario testino for vogue, march 1998

All images credits found here. 

Runway // The art of fashion

At WARM + COOL, art is our favorite source of inspiration! We certainly loved the the artist-as-muse trend that emerged for Spring/Summer 17, with several of the top shows from Celine to Proenza Schouler to Valentino revealing bold artistic references as diverse as the season itself. Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments!

cover image artwork by henri matisse


Celine / Yves Klein's Untitled Anthrpometrie 123



Proenza Schouler / Bauhaus weaving by Gunta Stolzl


Anya Hindmarch and James Turrell's Aten Reign


Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama for W Magazine

Fashion Month // Top 5 shows

The whirlwind of S/S 17 fashion month is over and we're highlighting our favorite shows from around the globe. This season, we saw several exciting new moods emerge. A relaxed sensuality flowed freely - from languid satin separates layered over bra tops to fly-away seams on everything from trousers to jackets  - creating a season full of sexy movement. At the same time, we saw sculpted forms take shape in high volume 80s-inspired sleeves that were flounced, ruched, and mutton-styled. The deconstruction trend continued across the board, collaging various references together, at times to great extreme as seen at Simone Rocha where romantic layers were artfully reworked into exquisite assemblage. 


MARNI

A modern and feminine take on utilitarian in the dreamiest of color palettes.


SIMONE ROCHA

 An artful, historic collage of romantic blooms, delicate fabrics + layered techniques.


LOUIS VUITTON

A cool and sensual take on 80s power dressing


RODARTE

Romantically subversive, full of frothy frocks and 80s meets Victorian drama.


LOEWE

An artfully chic safari complete with leather peplums and carry-all bags to die for

Images via Vogue and Dazed Digital

Runway // Shades of Beige

It's official, Khaki is cool again - especially in head-to-toe and ruffled versions.

Images via Spring/Summer 17 collections from Adam Lippes, Sea NY, Monse, ICB, Ulla Johnson, Rosie Assoulin, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Kaelen, and J. Crew.

Inspiration // Put a fruit on it

I've been falling in love with the latest art direction trend on Instagram, in what seems to be a fresh take on the still life. I think everything is made better with a little fruit on it. Check it out - do you agree?

Images via paloma wool, mansur gavriel, the dreslyn, pansy co, stil la, association shop, and shop undone.

Inspiration // Seeing Stripes

Images via Edun, Erika Cavallini, Osman, Iceberg, Joseph, Solace, Paul Smith, Tory Burch, MSGM, Comfort for Breakfast, Tome, Nehera, + Josef Albers.