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.

Amo - Off-White Rib Cardigan

Amo

Off-White Rib Cardigan

$165

Amo - Black Rib Cardigan

Amo

Black Rib Cardigan

$165

Isabel Marant Etoile - Grey Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Grey Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

$255

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

$255

Isabel Marant Etoile - Tan Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Tan Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

$255

Isabel Marant Etoile - Black Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Black Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

$255

Alexachung - Black Heart On Your Sleeve Cardigan

Alexachung

Black Heart On Your Sleeve Cardigan

$260

Helmut Lang - Off-White Femme Cardigan

Helmut Lang

Off-White Femme Cardigan

$265

Maison Kitsuné - Beige Lambswool Classic Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Beige Lambswool Classic Cardigan

$325

Maison Kitsuné - Navy Wool Classic Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Navy Wool Classic Cardigan

$325

Maison Kitsuné - Navy Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Navy Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$350

Maison Kitsuné - Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$350

Maison Kitsuné - Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$350

Maison Kitsuné - Grey Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Grey Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$350

Max Mara Leisure - Beige Fronda Cardigan

Max Mara Leisure

Beige Fronda Cardigan

$360

Blue Blue Japan - Black Side Drop Cardigan

Blue Blue Japan

Black Side Drop Cardigan

$375

Opening Ceremony - SSENSE Exclusive Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

SSENSE Exclusive Black Long Varsity Cardigan

$375

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

$390

Acne Studios - Black Wool Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Wool Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

$400

Blue Blue Japan - Indigo Pattern 4 Cardigan

Blue Blue Japan

Indigo Pattern 4 Cardigan

$405

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey Wool Men's Double Heart V-Neck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey Wool Men's Double Heart V-Neck Cardigan

$410

Marc Jacobs - Pink & Black Wool Printed Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Pink & Black Wool Printed Cardigan

$410

YMC - Navy Slob Cardigan

YMC

Navy Slob Cardigan

$425

Helmut Lang - Pink Femme Sheer Cardigan

Helmut Lang

Pink Femme Sheer Cardigan

$425

Chimala - Black Quilted Cardigan

Chimala

Black Quilted Cardigan

$435

Burberry - Red Vintage Check Elbow Patch Dornoch Cardigan

Burberry

Red Vintage Check Elbow Patch Dornoch Cardigan

$450

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey & White Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey & White Heart Cardigan

$450

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

$460

Lauren Manoogian - Black Slouch Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Black Slouch Cardigan

$470

Lauren Manoogian - Off-White Slouch Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Off-White Slouch Cardigan

$470

Max Mara - Black Gong Cardigan

Max Mara

Black Gong Cardigan

$470

Studio Nicholson - Off-White Merino Atto Cardigan

Studio Nicholson

Off-White Merino Atto Cardigan

$480

Studio Nicholson - Black Merino Atto Cardigan

Studio Nicholson

Black Merino Atto Cardigan

$480

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Alpaca Scott Tweedy Knit Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Alpaca Scott Tweedy Knit Cardigan

$480

SJYP - Purple Cable Knit Cardigan

SJYP

Purple Cable Knit Cardigan

$485

SJYP - Yellow Cable Knit Cardigan

SJYP

Yellow Cable Knit Cardigan

$485

Isabel Marant Etoile - Beige Knit Scott Tweedy Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Beige Knit Scott Tweedy Cardigan

$485

Acne Studios - Pink Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Pink Raya Cardigan

$485

Comme des Garçons Play - Black & Red Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black & Red Heart Cardigan

$495

Opening Ceremony - Black Ostrich Feather Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Ostrich Feather Cardigan

$500

Helmut Lang - Navy Wrap Cardigan

Helmut Lang

Navy Wrap Cardigan

$500

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

$510

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

$510

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Heart Cardigan

$520

Comme des Garçons Play - Navy Wool Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Navy Wool Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

$525

Nanushka - Beige Cashmere Bella Cardigan

Nanushka

Beige Cashmere Bella Cardigan

$530

Comme des Garçons Play - Ivory & Black Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Ivory & Black Heart Patch Cardigan

$540

Comme des Garçons Girl - Pink Crewneck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

Pink Crewneck Cardigan

$545

Comme des Garçons Girl - Off-White Crewneck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

Off-White Crewneck Cardigan

$545

Noon Goons - Blue Tiger Cardigan

Noon Goons

Blue Tiger Cardigan

$545

Marques Almeida - Red Oversized Feather Cardigan

Marques Almeida

Red Oversized Feather Cardigan

$550

Isabel Marant Etoile - Grey Malo Double Shetland Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Grey Malo Double Shetland Cardigan

$555

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Malo Double Shetland Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Malo Double Shetland Cardigan

$555

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

$555

R13 - Black Floral Baby Cardigan

R13

Black Floral Baby Cardigan

$565

Lauren Manoogian - Off-White Grandma Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Off-White Grandma Cardigan

$570

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Grey Wool Jersey Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Grey Wool Jersey Cardigan

$580

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Black Wool Jersey Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Black Wool Jersey Cardigan

$580

Victoria Victoria Beckham - White Knit Button Back Cardigan

Victoria Victoria Beckham

White Knit Button Back Cardigan

$580

Victoria Victoria Beckham - Blue Knit Button Back Cardigan

Victoria Victoria Beckham

Blue Knit Button Back Cardigan

$580