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.

Ashley Williams - Purple & Yellow Knit Bunny Cardigan

Ashley Williams

Purple & Yellow Knit Bunny Cardigan

£500

Molly Goddard - White & Multicolor Kacie Cardigan

Molly Goddard

White & Multicolor Kacie Cardigan

£340

rag & bone - Off-White Merino Dianna Cardigan

rag & bone

Off-White Merino Dianna Cardigan

£410

rag & bone - Black Merino Dianna Cardigan

rag & bone

Black Merino Dianna Cardigan

£410

alexanderwang.t - Off-White Bi-Layer Cardigan

alexanderwang.t

Off-White Bi-Layer Cardigan

£495

alexanderwang.t - Black & White Bi-Layer Cardigan

alexanderwang.t

Black & White Bi-Layer Cardigan

£495

AMI Alexandre Mattiussi - Black Merino Ami De Coeur Cardigan

AMI Alexandre Mattiussi

Black Merino Ami De Coeur Cardigan

£270

AMI Alexandre Mattiussi - Off-White Merino Ami De Coeur Cardigan

AMI Alexandre Mattiussi

Off-White Merino Ami De Coeur Cardigan

£270

Acne Studios - Beige Wool Kirstie Cardigan

Acne Studios

Beige Wool Kirstie Cardigan

£320

Acne Studios - Brown Wool Kirstie Cardigan

Acne Studios

Brown Wool Kirstie Cardigan

£320

Acne Studios - Blue Alpaca Cropped Kari Cardigan

Acne Studios

Blue Alpaca Cropped Kari Cardigan

£290

Acne Studios - Brown Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

Acne Studios

Brown Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

£340

Acne Studios - Grey Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

£340

Acne Studios - Grey Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

£340

Acne Studios - Blue Wool Kirstie Cardigan

Acne Studios

Blue Wool Kirstie Cardigan

£320

Acne Studios - Black Alpaca Cropped Kari Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Alpaca Cropped Kari Cardigan

£290

Gucci - Blue Wool GG Short Sleeve Cardigan

Gucci

Blue Wool GG Short Sleeve Cardigan

£1250

Gucci - Off-White Jacquard GG Apple Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Jacquard GG Apple Cardigan

£1750

Gucci - Navy Lurex Interlocking G Cardigan

Gucci

Navy Lurex Interlocking G Cardigan

£1150

giu giu - Pink Nonna Cardigan

giu giu

Pink Nonna Cardigan

£370

giu giu - Yellow Nonna Cardigan

giu giu

Yellow Nonna Cardigan

£370

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Black Worsted Wool Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Black Worsted Wool Cardigan

£490

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - White Worsted Wool Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

White Worsted Wool Cardigan

£490

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Navy Worsted Wool Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Navy Worsted Wool Cardigan

£490

Comme des Garçons Girl - Pink Disney Edition All Over Ribbons Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

Pink Disney Edition All Over Ribbons Cardigan

£580

Comme des Garçons Girl - Pink & White Disney Edition Ribbons Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

Pink & White Disney Edition Ribbons Cardigan

£435

Noon Goons - Black & Pink Striped 'The Droogs' Cardigan

Noon Goons

Black & Pink Striped 'The Droogs' Cardigan

£450

Acne Studios - Grey Cashmere Kabelo Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Cashmere Kabelo Cardigan

£440

Pleats Please Issey Miyake - Black Rib Pleats Cardigan

Pleats Please Issey Miyake

Black Rib Pleats Cardigan

£465

Max Mara Leisure - White Cantore Cardigan

Max Mara Leisure

White Cantore Cardigan

£260

Ashley Williams - SSENSE Exclusive Yellow & Pink Wool Cardigan

Ashley Williams

SSENSE Exclusive Yellow & Pink Wool Cardigan

£500

Ashley Williams - SSENSE Exclusive Grey & Orange Cardigan

Ashley Williams

SSENSE Exclusive Grey & Orange Cardigan

£500

Thom Browne - Navy Exaggerated Sleeve 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Exaggerated Sleeve 4-Bar Cardigan

£1210

Kenzo - Purple Logo Zipped Cardigan

Kenzo

Purple Logo Zipped Cardigan

£360

Sacai - Black Wide Pleated Cardigan

Sacai

Black Wide Pleated Cardigan

£940

Sacai - Off-White Wide Pleat Cardigan

Sacai

Off-White Wide Pleat Cardigan

£940

Y/Project - Navy & White Horse Print Cardigan

Y/Project

Navy & White Horse Print Cardigan

£595

Wandering - Off-White Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

Wandering

Off-White Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

£290

Lisa Marie Fernandez - Blue Seersucker Cropped Cardigan

Lisa Marie Fernandez

Blue Seersucker Cropped Cardigan

£200

Marc Jacobs - Black 'The Jewelled Button' Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Black 'The Jewelled Button' Cardigan

£475

Rick Owens - Black Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Wrap Cardigan

£355

Rick Owens - Black Snap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Snap Cardigan

£620

Rick Owens - Off-White Snap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Off-White Snap Cardigan

£620

Christopher Esber - Black Double-Button Cardigan

Christopher Esber

Black Double-Button Cardigan

£275

Wandering - Black Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

Wandering

Black Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

£290

Wandering - Pink Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

Wandering

Pink Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

£290

Thom Browne - Pink Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Pink Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

£1450

Thom Browne - Multicolor Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Multicolor Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

£1245

Thom Browne - Grey Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

£1305

Thom Browne - Navy Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

£1305

Thom Browne - Grey Silk V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Silk V-Neck Cardigan

£1305

Burberry - Beige Mohair Striped Cardigan

Burberry

Beige Mohair Striped Cardigan

£745

Maison Margiela - Beige & Blue Shadow Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Beige & Blue Shadow Cardigan

£650

Maison Margiela - Grey Shadow Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Grey Shadow Cardigan

£650

Maison Margiela - Brown Transparent Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Brown Transparent Cardigan

£560

Maison Margiela - Off-White Transparent Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Off-White Transparent Cardigan

£560

Loewe - Khaki Wool Asymmetric Cardigan

Loewe

Khaki Wool Asymmetric Cardigan

£775

Alanui - Off-White Cashmere 'I Love You California' Cardigan

Alanui

Off-White Cashmere 'I Love You California' Cardigan

£2425

Alanui - Multicolor Wool & Silk Sunset Landscape Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Wool & Silk Sunset Landscape Cardigan

£2310

Alanui - Off-White Virgin Wool Icon Net Stitched Cardigan

Alanui

Off-White Virgin Wool Icon Net Stitched Cardigan

£1065