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.

Max Mara - Black Gong Cardigan

Max Mara

Black Gong Cardigan

£370

3.1 Phillip Lim - Navy Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Navy Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

£630

3.1 Phillip Lim - White Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

White Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

£630

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Cardigan

£330

MSGM - SSENSE Exclusive Pink & Yellow Check Varsity Cardigan

MSGM

SSENSE Exclusive Pink & Yellow Check Varsity Cardigan

£430

Gucci - Black & Off-White Oversized Houndstooth Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Off-White Oversized Houndstooth Cardigan

£2200

Thom Browne - Navy Classic Short V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Classic Short V-Neck Cardigan

£1440

Maison Kitsuné - Grey Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Grey Tricolor Fox Cardigan

£220

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

Gucci - Black & Red Colourblocked G Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Red Colourblocked G Cardigan

£980

Gucci - Black & Gold Lamé G Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Gold Lamé G Cardigan

£1150

Gucci - Orange Belted Cardigan

Gucci

Orange Belted Cardigan

£2200

Gucci - Black & Gold Lurex GG Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Gold Lurex GG Cardigan

£880

Gucci - White Belted Cardigan

Gucci

White Belted Cardigan

£2200

Gucci - Black Lurex Cardigan

Gucci

Black Lurex Cardigan

£790

Gucci - Purple Jacquard GG Cherry Cardigan

Gucci

Purple Jacquard GG Cherry Cardigan

£1800

Thom Browne - Grey Loopback 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Loopback 4-Bar Cardigan

£665

Balenciaga - Black Allover Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Black Allover Logo Cardigan

£975

Gucci - Pink & Black Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

Gucci

Pink & Black Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

£1330

Gucci - Green & Yellow Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

Gucci

Green & Yellow Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

£1330

Gucci - White GG Cardigan

Gucci

White GG Cardigan

£1200

Gucci - Black Tweed Cardigan

Gucci

Black Tweed Cardigan

£1860

Acne Studios - Black Face Raglan Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Face Raglan Cardigan

£260

Thom Browne - Navy Rib Stitch Tipping Stripe Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Rib Stitch Tipping Stripe Cardigan

£1020

Thom Browne - Grey Rib Stitch Tipping Stripe Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Rib Stitch Tipping Stripe Cardigan

£1020

Comme des Garçons Play - Black & Red Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black & Red Heart Cardigan

£295

Thom Browne - Navy Classic Stripe Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Classic Stripe Cardigan

£835

Moncler Genius - 4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

Moncler Genius

4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

£920

Gucci - Black Oversized Varsity Cardigan

Gucci

Black Oversized Varsity Cardigan

£1400

Gucci - Navy GG Jacquard Cardigan

Gucci

Navy GG Jacquard Cardigan

£890

Thom Browne - Grey Four Bar Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Four Bar Long Cardigan

£905

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Heart Cardigan

£425

Comme des Garçons Play - Ivory & Black Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Ivory & Black Heart Patch Cardigan

£425