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.

See by Chloé - White Oversized Cardigan

See by Chloé

White Oversized Cardigan

£365

MM6 Maison Margiela - Black & White Panelled Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

Black & White Panelled Cardigan

£385

Dsquared2 - Black & Red Striped Knit Cardigan

Dsquared2

Black & Red Striped Knit Cardigan

£420

alexanderwang.t - Black Fleece Cardigan

alexanderwang.t

Black Fleece Cardigan

£510

Gucci - Off-White Tweed Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Tweed Cardigan

£1980

Gucci - Black Tweed Web Cardigan

Gucci

Black Tweed Web Cardigan

£1600

Acne Studios - Black Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

£290

Acne Studios - Pink Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

Acne Studios

Pink Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

£290

Alexander McQueen - Black Patchwork Peplum Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Black Patchwork Peplum Cardigan

£1540

Gucci - Beige NY Yankees Edition Cardigan

Gucci

Beige NY Yankees Edition Cardigan

£1970

Marc Jacobs - Black Redux Grunge Knit Crop Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Black Redux Grunge Knit Crop Cardigan

£330

rag & bone - Navy Fleur Cardigan

rag & bone

Navy Fleur Cardigan

£505

Acne Studios - Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

£400

Lauren Manoogian - Tan Capote Hooded Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Tan Capote Hooded Cardigan

£600

Lauren Manoogian - Black Capote Hooded Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Black Capote Hooded Cardigan

£600

Lauren Manoogian - White Open Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

White Open Cardigan

£475

Lauren Manoogian - Beige Grandma Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Beige Grandma Cardigan

£455

3.1 Phillip Lim - Black Ribbed Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Black Ribbed Cardigan

£410

3.1 Phillip Lim - Off-White Ribbed Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Off-White Ribbed Cardigan

£410

Alexander Wang - Black Splittable Zip Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Black Splittable Zip Cardigan

£725

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

£405

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

£405

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

£345

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Heart Patch Cardigan

£395

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

£405

Opening Ceremony - Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Long Varsity Cardigan

£255

Opening Ceremony - Black Wool Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Wool Varsity Cardigan

£300

Opening Ceremony - Red Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Red Long Varsity Cardigan

£300

Opening Ceremony - Grey & White Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Grey & White Long Varsity Cardigan

£335

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

£330

Acne Studios - Grey Raya Mohair Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Raya Mohair Cardigan

£310

Maison Kitsuné - Navy Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Navy Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

£270 £230

Gucci - Navy & Red GG Cardigan

Gucci

Navy & Red GG Cardigan

£1080

Opening Ceremony - Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Long Varsity Cardigan

£282.24 £175

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Napoli Cardigan

£195

Rick Owens - Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

£375

Gucci - Red Elephant Patch Cardigan

Gucci

Red Elephant Patch Cardigan

£795

Moncler Genius - 4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

Moncler Genius

4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

£920

Balenciaga - Orange Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Orange Logo Cardigan

£935

Thom Browne - Navy Tweed Aran Cable Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Tweed Aran Cable Long Cardigan

£810

Lauren Manoogian - Beige Serape Shawl Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Beige Serape Shawl Cardigan

£544.32 £278

Totême - Black Mantova Cardigan

Totême

Black Mantova Cardigan

£397.6 £346

Maison Kitsuné - Black Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Black Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

£270 £224

See by Chloé - Burgundy Cotton Cardigan

See by Chloé

Burgundy Cotton Cardigan

£275

Thom Browne - Grey Boucle Rose Jacquard Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Boucle Rose Jacquard Cardigan

£1105

Balmain - Off-White Tie-Up Cardigan

Balmain

Off-White Tie-Up Cardigan

£1495

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

MM6 Maison Margiela - Black Extra Long Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

Black Extra Long Cardigan

£410 £295

6397 - Black & Red Kurt Cardigan

6397

Black & Red Kurt Cardigan

£557.76 £390

RED Valentino - Black Cashmere & Silk Cropped Cardigan

RED Valentino

Black Cashmere & Silk Cropped Cardigan

£310 £257

Off-White - Black Cuff Over Cardigan

Off-White

Black Cuff Over Cardigan

£1135

Thom Browne - White Milano Stitch Four Bar Classic Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Milano Stitch Four Bar Classic Cardigan

£1110

Helmut Lang - White Distressed Lambswool Cardigan

Helmut Lang

White Distressed Lambswool Cardigan

£537.6 £258

MSGM - Multicolor Colorblock Logo Cardigan

MSGM

Multicolor Colorblock Logo Cardigan

£465

Opening Ceremony - Black Varsity Striped Long Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Varsity Striped Long Cardigan

£309.12 £173

Isabel Marant Etoile - Black Napoli Sweater

Isabel Marant Etoile

Black Napoli Sweater

£195

Opening Ceremony - Black Angora Cropped Rib Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Angora Cropped Rib Cardigan

£255.36 £192

Bless - Black Limited Jickjack Open Cardigan

Bless

Black Limited Jickjack Open Cardigan

£675

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Soft Cardigan

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Soft Cardigan

£645 £464