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.

Bless - Red & Pink Limited Cardigan

Bless

Red & Pink Limited Cardigan

£745

Bless - Black Limited Jickjack Open Cardigan

Bless

Black Limited Jickjack Open Cardigan

£675

Nina Ricci - Red Soft Mohair Cardigan

Nina Ricci

Red Soft Mohair Cardigan

£1165

Tricot Comme des Garçons - Black Collar Cardigan

Tricot Comme des Garçons

Black Collar Cardigan

£515

Tricot Comme des Garçons - White Collar Cardigan

Tricot Comme des Garçons

White Collar Cardigan

£515

Thom Browne - Pink Piqué Cardigan

Thom Browne

Pink Piqué Cardigan

£740

Comme des Garçons - Black Padded Cardigan

Comme des Garçons

Black Padded Cardigan

£970

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - White Tulle Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

White Tulle Cardigan

£805

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Black Wool Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Black Wool Cardigan

£495

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - White Organdy Flower Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

White Organdy Flower Cardigan

£955

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Black Organdy Flower Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Black Organdy Flower Cardigan

£955

Thom Browne - Grey Striped Classic V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Striped Classic V-Neck Cardigan

£740

Thom Browne - Navy Striped Classic V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Striped Classic V-Neck Cardigan

£740

Thom Browne - Navy Four Bar V-Neck Bouclé Blend Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Four Bar V-Neck Bouclé Blend Cardigan

£1195

Sacai - Black Poplin Cardigan

Sacai

Black Poplin Cardigan

£720

Sacai - Grey Poplin Cardigan

Sacai

Grey Poplin Cardigan

£720

Ann Demeulemeester - White Ashgate Ribbed Cardigan

Ann Demeulemeester

White Ashgate Ribbed Cardigan

£570

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Heart Patch Cardigan

£425

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Wool Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Wool Heart Patch Cardigan

£375

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey Wool Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey Wool Heart Patch Cardigan

£395

MSGM - Multicolor Colorblock Logo Cardigan

MSGM

Multicolor Colorblock Logo Cardigan

£485

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy - Navy Holes Cardigan

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

Navy Holes Cardigan

£250

Simon Miller - Black Alpaca Cardigan

Simon Miller

Black Alpaca Cardigan

£425

The Elder Statesman - Beige Cashmere Cropped Line Cardigan

The Elder Statesman

Beige Cashmere Cropped Line Cardigan

£570

Alexander McQueen - Black & Red Peplum Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Black & Red Peplum Cardigan

£1095

Gucci - Green Bee Cardigan

Gucci

Green Bee Cardigan

£1350

The Elder Statesman - Black Cashmere Cropped Line Cardigan

The Elder Statesman

Black Cashmere Cropped Line Cardigan

£570

Miu Miu - Pink Flowers Long Cardigan

Miu Miu

Pink Flowers Long Cardigan

£1060

Miu Miu - White Cropped Fair Isle Cardigan

Miu Miu

White Cropped Fair Isle Cardigan

£625

Thom Browne - Navy Tweed Aran Cable Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Tweed Aran Cable Long Cardigan

£820

Thom Browne - Grey Four Bar Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Four Bar Long Cardigan

£820

Alexachung - Black & Pink Stripe Cardigan

Alexachung

Black & Pink Stripe Cardigan

£375

Opening Ceremony - Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Long Varsity Cardigan

£280

Off-White - Black Cuff Over Cardigan

Off-White

Black Cuff Over Cardigan

£1135

Isabel Marant Etoile - Black Napoli Sweater

Isabel Marant Etoile

Black Napoli Sweater

£195

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Napoli Cardigan

£195

Isabel Marant Etoile - Green Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Green Napoli Cardigan

£195

Acne Studios - Grey Raya Mohair Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Raya Mohair Cardigan

£345

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

£370

Acne Studios - Brown Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Brown Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

£370

Acne Studios - Black Neve Face Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Neve Face Cardigan

£280

Tibi - Grey Airy Cardigan

Tibi

Grey Airy Cardigan

£455

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Ribbed Cardigan

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Ribbed Cardigan

£570

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Soft Cardigan

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Soft Cardigan

£645

Opening Ceremony - Black Varsity Striped Long Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Varsity Striped Long Cardigan

£310

Totême - Navy Merino Plana Cardigan

Totême

Navy Merino Plana Cardigan

£280

Totême - Brown Merino Plana Cardigan

Totême

Brown Merino Plana Cardigan

£280

See by Chloé - Burgundy Cotton Cardigan

See by Chloé

Burgundy Cotton Cardigan

£275

See by Chloé - White Cotton Cardigan

See by Chloé

White Cotton Cardigan

£275

Maison Kitsuné - Pink Merino Round Neck Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Pink Merino Round Neck Cardigan

£280

Maison Kitsuné - Green Merino Round neck Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Green Merino Round neck Cardigan

£280

Maison Kitsuné - Grey Merino Round Neck Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Grey Merino Round Neck Cardigan

£280

Maison Margiela - Black Gauge 14 Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Black Gauge 14 Cardigan

£435

Christopher Kane - Black Cashmere Zipper Cardigan

Christopher Kane

Black Cashmere Zipper Cardigan

£1115

Alexander Wang - Black Snap Fitted Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Black Snap Fitted Cardigan

£600

Loewe - Navy Anagram Short Cardigan

Loewe

Navy Anagram Short Cardigan

£350

Stella McCartney - Off-White Mix Material Cardigan

Stella McCartney

Off-White Mix Material Cardigan

£865

McQ Alexander McQueen - Black Cut-Out Cardigan

McQ Alexander McQueen

Black Cut-Out Cardigan

£390

Carven - Multicolor Fair Isle Cardigan

Carven

Multicolor Fair Isle Cardigan

£325

3.1 Phillip Lim - Navy Aran Cable Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Navy Aran Cable Cardigan

£570