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.

Gucci - Navy & Red GG Cardigan

Gucci

Navy & Red GG Cardigan

£1080

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Hand Knit Moby Cardigan

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Hand Knit Moby Cardigan

£905

Balmain - Black Mohair Ribbed Cardigan

Balmain

Black Mohair Ribbed Cardigan

£1495

Balmain - White Mohair Ribbed Cardigan

Balmain

White Mohair Ribbed Cardigan

£1495

Issey Miyake - Grey & Pink Chromatic Eagle Cape

Issey Miyake

Grey & Pink Chromatic Eagle Cape

£1935

Saint Laurent - Black Striped Oversized Cardigan

Saint Laurent

Black Striped Oversized Cardigan

£890

Alanui - Tan Animal Knit Cardigan

Alanui

Tan Animal Knit Cardigan

£2040

Alanui - Multicolor Crazy Stripes Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Crazy Stripes Cardigan

£2020

Alanui - Multicolor Psychedelic Mushrooms Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Psychedelic Mushrooms Cardigan

£2040

Alanui - Multicolor Psychedelic Mushrooms Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Psychedelic Mushrooms Cardigan

£2040

McQ Alexander McQueen - Grey Patchwork Cardigan

McQ Alexander McQueen

Grey Patchwork Cardigan

£435

Junya Watanabe - Grey Furry Cardigan

Junya Watanabe

Grey Furry Cardigan

£1585

Comme des Garçons Girl - Off-White Pom Pom Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

Off-White Pom Pom Cardigan

£530

Chloé - Brown Cashmere Cardigan

Chloé

Brown Cashmere Cardigan

£945

Gucci - Red Elephant Patch Cardigan

Gucci

Red Elephant Patch Cardigan

£795

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Black Fringe Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Black Fringe Cardigan

£600

Prada - Black Chunky Logo Patch Cardigan

Prada

Black Chunky Logo Patch Cardigan

£825

Moncler Genius - 4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

Moncler Genius

4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

£1105

Matthew Adams Dolan - Blue Mohair Oversized Cardigan

Matthew Adams Dolan

Blue Mohair Oversized Cardigan

£840

MSGM - Blue Ribbed Long Cardigan

MSGM

Blue Ribbed Long Cardigan

£465

Totême - Black Mantova Cardigan

Totême

Black Mantova Cardigan

£400

Carven - Green Contrast Stitch Cardigan

Carven

Green Contrast Stitch Cardigan

£495

Versace - Red & Blue Contrast Pocket Cardigan

Versace

Red & Blue Contrast Pocket Cardigan

£1150

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

Thom Browne

White Open Stitch Tipping Stripe V-Neck Cardigan

£1115

Balenciaga - Orange Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Orange Logo Cardigan

£935

Acne Studios - Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

£450

Acne Studios - Brown Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Brown Mohair Rives Cardigan

£450

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Rives Cardigan

£450

RED Valentino - Black Cashmere & Silk Cropped Cardigan

RED Valentino

Black Cashmere & Silk Cropped Cardigan

£310

RED Valentino - Red Cashmere & Silk Cropped Cardigan

RED Valentino

Red Cashmere & Silk Cropped Cardigan

£310

See by Chloé - Navy V-Neck Cardigan

See by Chloé

Navy V-Neck Cardigan

£380

T by Alexander Wang - Black Mohair Solid Cardigan

T by Alexander Wang

Black Mohair Solid Cardigan

£475

Lauren Manoogian - Beige Serape Shawl Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Beige Serape Shawl Cardigan

£545

Lauren Manoogian - Grey Serape Shawl Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Grey Serape Shawl Cardigan

£545

Pleats Please Issey Miyake - Black Pleats Cardigan

Pleats Please Issey Miyake

Black Pleats Cardigan

£335

Chloé - Black Cashmere Cardigan

Chloé

Black Cashmere Cardigan

£945

Shushu/Tong - Burgundy Cashmere Cable Knit Cardigan

Shushu/Tong

Burgundy Cashmere Cable Knit Cardigan

£515

Christopher Kane - Blue Flower Embroidery Cardigan

Christopher Kane

Blue Flower Embroidery Cardigan

£1045

Marc Jacobs - Blue V-Neck Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Blue V-Neck Cardigan

£430

Thom Browne - Grey & White Bicolor Chunky Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey & White Bicolor Chunky Cardigan

£1105

Thom Browne - White Milano Stitch Four Bar Classic Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Milano Stitch Four Bar Classic Cardigan

£1110

Thom Browne - Grey Boucle Rose Jacquard Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Boucle Rose Jacquard Cardigan

£1105

MM6 Maison Margiela - Brown Extra Long Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

Brown Extra Long Cardigan

£410

MM6 Maison Margiela - Black Extra Long Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

Black Extra Long Cardigan

£410

Tricot Comme des Garçons - Black Back Pleat Cardigan

Tricot Comme des Garçons

Black Back Pleat Cardigan

£705

Lauren Manoogian - Black Capote Hooded Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Black Capote Hooded Cardigan

£585

Lauren Manoogian - Grey Capote Hooded Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Grey Capote Hooded Cardigan

£585

Wales Bonner - Blue & Navy Striped Breton Cardigan

Wales Bonner

Blue & Navy Striped Breton Cardigan

£550

Isabel Marant - Black Adella Cardigan

Isabel Marant

Black Adella Cardigan

£420

Isabel Marant - Green Adella Cardigan

Isabel Marant

Green Adella Cardigan

£420

Isabel Marant - Grey Adella Cardigan

Isabel Marant

Grey Adella Cardigan

£420

Opening Ceremony - White Angora Cropped Rib Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

White Angora Cropped Rib Cardigan

£255

Opening Ceremony - Black Angora Cropped Rib Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Angora Cropped Rib Cardigan

£255

6397 - Black & Red Kurt Cardigan

6397

Black & Red Kurt Cardigan

£560

Maison Kitsuné - Black Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Black Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

£270

Maison Kitsuné - Navy Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Navy Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

£270

Maison Kitsuné - Grey Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Grey Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

£270

Maison Kitsuné - Red Tricolor Patch Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Red Tricolor Patch Cardigan

£270

Marc Jacobs - Black Knit Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Black Knit Cardigan

£280

Marc Jacobs - Pink Knit Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Pink Knit Cardigan

£280