Cardigans

This season’s variety of cardigans finds the open-front knit breaking free from the preppy associations that it intrinsically calls to mind. An emerging penchant for asymmetry translates to cropped lengths and artisinal patchworks that tie together a decidedly deconstructed look. Yet even convention-adhering designs follow suit on this unconventional take on the cardigan, offering relaxed, oversized styles alongside more streamlined cuts. Blending varsity signifiers with sportswear-infused stripes, many pieces in this curated selection emphasize the piece’s collegiate connotations. Yet a winkingly geriatric kitsch-factor is brought forth through exuberant graphics, similar to the way colorblocked check patterns accentuate a characteristically playful aesthetic motif. Remaining conscious of the fact that cardigans are often used as a nonintrusive layer piece, this season also pushes reliably straightforward designs that are essential wear for all seasons. By appropriating a sweater variation that has been pigeonholed as having a sort of anti-fashion stance, this latest selection of cardigans hints at a renewed sense of interest in the piece.

3.1 Phillip Lim - Black Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Black Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

$620

3.1 Phillip Lim - Blue Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Blue Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

$620

3.1 Phillip Lim - Beige Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Beige Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

$620

Loewe - Black Classic Cardigan

Loewe

Black Classic Cardigan

$1210

Proenza Schouler - Black Cotton & Cashmere Cardigan

Proenza Schouler

Black Cotton & Cashmere Cardigan

$1135

Joseph - Navy Cashmere Cardigan

Joseph

Navy Cashmere Cardigan

$500

Joseph - Off-White Cashmere Cardigan

Joseph

Off-White Cashmere Cardigan

$500

Sacai - Grey & White Panelled Cardigan

Sacai

Grey & White Panelled Cardigan

$785

See by Chloé - White Oversized Cardigan

See by Chloé

White Oversized Cardigan

$525

MM6 Maison Margiela - Black & White Panelled Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

Black & White Panelled Cardigan

$570

Dsquared2 - Black & Red Striped Knit Cardigan

Dsquared2

Black & Red Striped Knit Cardigan

$700

alexanderwang.t - Black Fleece Cardigan

alexanderwang.t

Black Fleece Cardigan

$620

Gucci - Off-White Tweed Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Tweed Cardigan

$3365

Gucci - Black Tweed Web Cardigan

Gucci

Black Tweed Web Cardigan

$2810

Acne Studios - Black Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

$405

Acne Studios - Pink Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

Acne Studios

Pink Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

$405

Alexander McQueen - Black Patchwork Peplum Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Black Patchwork Peplum Cardigan

$2485

Gucci - Beige NY Yankees Edition Cardigan

Gucci

Beige NY Yankees Edition Cardigan

$3835

Marc Jacobs - Black Redux Grunge Knit Crop Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Black Redux Grunge Knit Crop Cardigan

$460

rag & bone - Navy Fleur Cardigan

rag & bone

Navy Fleur Cardigan

$620

Acne Studios - Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

$810

Lauren Manoogian - Tan Capote Hooded Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Tan Capote Hooded Cardigan

$735

Lauren Manoogian - Black Capote Hooded Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Black Capote Hooded Cardigan

$735

Lauren Manoogian - White Open Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

White Open Cardigan

$585

Lauren Manoogian - Beige Grandma Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Beige Grandma Cardigan

$560

3.1 Phillip Lim - Black Ribbed Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Black Ribbed Cardigan

$495

3.1 Phillip Lim - Off-White Ribbed Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Off-White Ribbed Cardigan

$495

Alexander Wang - Black Splittable Zip Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Black Splittable Zip Cardigan

$870

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

$520

Comme des Garçons Play - Navy Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Navy Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

$520

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

$420

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Heart Patch Cardigan

$485

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

$520

Opening Ceremony - Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Long Varsity Cardigan

$310

Opening Ceremony - Black Wool Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Wool Varsity Cardigan

$370

Opening Ceremony - Red Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Red Long Varsity Cardigan

$370

Opening Ceremony - Grey & White Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Grey & White Long Varsity Cardigan

$405

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

$655

Acne Studios - Grey Raya Mohair Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Raya Mohair Cardigan

$620

Opening Ceremony - Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Long Varsity Cardigan

$387.35 $186

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Napoli Cardigan

$262.4 $171

Gucci - Navy & Red GG Cardigan

Gucci

Navy & Red GG Cardigan

$2055

Maison Kitsuné - Navy Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Navy Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

$362.36 $272

Gucci - Red Elephant Patch Cardigan

Gucci

Red Elephant Patch Cardigan

$1450

Rick Owens - Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

$643.49 $425

Moncler Genius - 4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

Moncler Genius

4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

$1635

Thom Browne - Grey Boucle Rose Jacquard Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Boucle Rose Jacquard Cardigan

$1611.86 $887

See by Chloé - Burgundy Cotton Cardigan

See by Chloé

Burgundy Cotton Cardigan

$399.84 $280

Maison Kitsuné - Black Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Black Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

$324.87 $244

Balenciaga - Orange Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Orange Logo Cardigan

$1580

Totême - Black Mantova Cardigan

Totême

Black Mantova Cardigan

$581.02 $337

Balmain - Off-White Tie-Up Cardigan

Balmain

Off-White Tie-Up Cardigan

$2580.22 $1729

MM6 Maison Margiela - Black Extra Long Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

Black Extra Long Cardigan

$643.49 $341

Lauren Manoogian - Grey Capote Hooded Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Grey Capote Hooded Cardigan

$660

Thom Browne - White Open Stitch Tipping Stripe V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Open Stitch Tipping Stripe V-Neck Cardigan

$1611.86 $887

Helmut Lang - White Distressed Lambswool Cardigan

Helmut Lang

White Distressed Lambswool Cardigan

$668.48 $241

McQ Alexander McQueen - Black Cut-Out Cardigan

McQ Alexander McQueen

Black Cut-Out Cardigan

$468.56 $141

3.1 Phillip Lim - Off-White Sailor Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Off-White Sailor Cardigan

$443.57 $222

Isabel Marant Etoile - Green Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Green Napoli Cardigan

$262.4 $197

Thom Browne - White Milano Stitch Four Bar Classic Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Milano Stitch Four Bar Classic Cardigan

$1536.89 $1137