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.

Wandering - Black Mohair Cardigan

Wandering

Black Mohair Cardigan

£450

Y-3 - Black U Tech Knit Cardigan

Y-3

Black U Tech Knit Cardigan

£630

Blue Blue Japan - Black Mohair Long Cardigan

Blue Blue Japan

Black Mohair Long Cardigan

£670

Blue Blue Japan - Indigo Pattern 4 Cardigan

Blue Blue Japan

Indigo Pattern 4 Cardigan

£345

Blue Blue Japan - Black Side Drop Cardigan

Blue Blue Japan

Black Side Drop Cardigan

£315

Blue Blue Japan - Navy Mohair Long Cardigan

Blue Blue Japan

Navy Mohair Long Cardigan

£670

Studio Nicholson - Brown Rankine Cardigan

Studio Nicholson

Brown Rankine Cardigan

£395

Studio Nicholson - Green Rankine Cardigan

Studio Nicholson

Green Rankine Cardigan

£395

Stella McCartney - Khaki Cable Knit Alpaca Poncho

Stella McCartney

Khaki Cable Knit Alpaca Poncho

£755

Lauren Manoogian - Off-White Grandma Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Off-White Grandma Cardigan

£495

Chloé - Black Cashmere Iconic Cardigan

Chloé

Black Cashmere Iconic Cardigan

£995

Alexander Wang - Tan Fitted Cropped Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Tan Fitted Cropped Cardigan

£570

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

£315

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

Comme des Garçons Play

Navy Wool Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

£425

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey Wool Men's Double Heart V-Neck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey Wool Men's Double Heart V-Neck Cardigan

£335

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

£375

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

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey Wool Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

£335

Comme des Garçons Play - Beige Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Beige Heart Patch Cardigan

£370

Gucci - Black & Off-White Oversized Houndstooth Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Off-White Oversized Houndstooth Cardigan

£2200

Balmain - Black & White Mohair Houndstooth Belted Cardigan

Balmain

Black & White Mohair Houndstooth Belted Cardigan

£1195

Balmain - Blue Mohair Belted Cardigan

Balmain

Blue Mohair Belted Cardigan

£1115

YMC - Navy Slob Cardigan

YMC

Navy Slob Cardigan

£250

Amo - Off-White Rib Cardigan

Amo

Off-White Rib Cardigan

£135

Proenza Schouler - Grey Robe Cardigan

Proenza Schouler

Grey Robe Cardigan

£830

Wales Bonner - Brown College Cardigan

Wales Bonner

Brown College Cardigan

£460

Ottolinger - Black Mohair Cardigan

Ottolinger

Black Mohair Cardigan

£450

Alanui - Reversible Black & White Wool Crazy Monkey Hooded Cardigan

Alanui

Reversible Black & White Wool Crazy Monkey Hooded Cardigan

£1270

Balmain - Black & White Cropped Rib Knit Cardigan

Balmain

Black & White Cropped Rib Knit Cardigan

£795

3.1 Phillip Lim - Off-White Oversized Bouclé Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Off-White Oversized Bouclé Cardigan

£1030

Alexachung - Black Heart On Your Sleeve Cardigan

Alexachung

Black Heart On Your Sleeve Cardigan

£165

Helmut Lang - Off-White Femme Cardigan

Helmut Lang

Off-White Femme Cardigan

£220

Marc Jacobs - Black Mohair Fishnet Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Black Mohair Fishnet Cardigan

£775

Rick Owens - Black Wool Long Snap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Wool Long Snap Cardigan

£720

Gauge81 - Black Cashmere Melbourne Cardigan

Gauge81

Black Cashmere Melbourne Cardigan

£425

Loewe - Black & White Woven Fringe Cardigan

Loewe

Black & White Woven Fringe Cardigan

£1250

6397 - Multicolor Combo Cardigan

6397

Multicolor Combo Cardigan

£530

Toogood - Off-White Cashmere 'The Poet' Cardigan

Toogood

Off-White Cashmere 'The Poet' Cardigan

£695

Toogood - Black Cashmere 'The Poet' Cardigan

Toogood

Black Cashmere 'The Poet' Cardigan

£695

Maison Margiela - Black Gauge 5 Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Black Gauge 5 Cardigan

£605

Maison Margiela - Beige & Black Gauge 3 Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Beige & Black Gauge 3 Cardigan

£1125

Lanvin - Pink Babar Edition Wool Cardigan

Lanvin

Pink Babar Edition Wool Cardigan

£920

Comme des Garçons Shirt - Grey Doll Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Shirt

Grey Doll Cardigan

£490

Comme des Garçons Shirt - Black Doll Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Shirt

Black Doll Cardigan

£490

Opening Ceremony - Black Ostrich Feather Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Ostrich Feather Cardigan

£415

MM6 Maison Margiela - White Padded Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

White Padded Cardigan

£1550

Issey Miyake - Red Chiffon Twist Cardigan

Issey Miyake

Red Chiffon Twist Cardigan

£625

Issey Miyake - Blue Chiffon Twist Cardigan

Issey Miyake

Blue Chiffon Twist Cardigan

£625

Marc Jacobs - Blue Striped Silk Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Blue Striped Silk Cardigan

£1135

Max Mara - Off-White Maroso Cardigan

Max Mara

Off-White Maroso Cardigan

£755

Victoria Beckham - Off-White Chunky Cable Oversized Cardigan

Victoria Beckham

Off-White Chunky Cable Oversized Cardigan

£1350

Victoria Beckham - Brown Rolled Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

Victoria Beckham

Brown Rolled Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

£770

Gucci - Blue & Gold Oversized Cardigan

Gucci

Blue & Gold Oversized Cardigan

£2650

Gucci - Off-White Crochet Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Crochet Cardigan

£2650

Gucci - White Jersey Cardigan

Gucci

White Jersey Cardigan

£1050

Maison Kitsuné - Navy Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Navy Tricolor Fox Cardigan

£220

Maison Kitsuné - Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

£220

Maison Kitsuné - Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

£220

Maison Kitsuné - Grey Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Grey Tricolor Fox Cardigan

£220

R13 - Orange Leopard Cashmere Long Cardigan

R13

Orange Leopard Cashmere Long Cardigan

£1030

R13 - Black Floral Baby Cardigan

R13

Black Floral Baby Cardigan

£455