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.

Rosetta Getty - Beige Cashmere Cape Cardigan

Rosetta Getty

Beige Cashmere Cape Cardigan

$1990

Beautiful People - Red Double Layer Cardigan

Beautiful People

Red Double Layer Cardigan

$615 $400

Beautiful People - Black Double Layer Cardigan

Beautiful People

Black Double Layer Cardigan

$615 $461

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Double Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Double Heart Cardigan

$365

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey & Red Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey & Red Heart Cardigan

$390

Comme des Garçons Play - Red Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Red Heart Patch Cardigan

$390

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey & White Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey & White Heart Cardigan

$405

Alexander McQueen - Multicolor Peplum Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Multicolor Peplum Cardigan

$2285 $1417

Thom Browne - Navy Relaxed Fit V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Relaxed Fit V-Neck Cardigan

$790

Thom Browne - White Relaxed Fit V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Relaxed Fit V-Neck Cardigan

$790

Thom Browne - Pink Relaxed Fit V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Pink Relaxed Fit V-Neck Cardigan

$790

Maison Kitsuné - Pink Merino Classic Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Pink Merino Classic Cardigan

$270 $192

3.1 Phillip Lim - Off-White Wool Lofty Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Off-White Wool Lofty Cardigan

$450 $329

3.1 Phillip Lim - White Ribbed Woven Combo Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

White Ribbed Woven Combo Cardigan

$450 $297

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - White Lace Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

White Lace Cardigan

$575 $380

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Grey Crewneck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Grey Crewneck Cardigan

$395 $304

Rick Owens - Black Dirt Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Dirt Cardigan

$1695 $1153

Altuzarra - Black Trocadero Cardigan

Altuzarra

Black Trocadero Cardigan

$570 $399

Alexachung - Navy Ruffle Trim Cardigan

Alexachung

Navy Ruffle Trim Cardigan

$425 $281

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Mesh Sleeves

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Mesh Sleeves

$275 $184

Wales Bonner - Black & Tan Degradé Breton Cardigan

Wales Bonner

Black & Tan Degradé Breton Cardigan

$815 $530

Miu Miu - Purple Sleeveless Intarsia Zig Zag Cardigan

Miu Miu

Purple Sleeveless Intarsia Zig Zag Cardigan

$745 $447

Thom Browne - Navy Links Links Intarsia Stripe Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Links Links Intarsia Stripe Cardigan

$1440

Thom Browne - Navy Classic Piqué Shadow Embroidery Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Classic Piqué Shadow Embroidery Cardigan

$1290 $890

Miu Miu - Red Zig Zag Cardigan

Miu Miu

Red Zig Zag Cardigan

$835 $518

Lauren Manoogian - Brown Button Long Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Brown Button Long Cardigan

$350 $266

Y/Project - Grey Mohair Draped Cardigan

Y/Project

Grey Mohair Draped Cardigan

$1025 $759

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Black Wool Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Black Wool Cardigan

$420 $277

Gucci - White Wool 'Guccy' Tiger Cardigan

Gucci

White Wool 'Guccy' Tiger Cardigan

$3980

Maison Margiela - Black Reconduit Ribbed Long Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Black Reconduit Ribbed Long Cardigan

$1125 $754

Opening Ceremony - Black Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Varsity Cardigan

$250 $213

Acne Studios - Black Alpaca Ivelia Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Alpaca Ivelia Cardigan

$390 $332

Molly Goddard - Black & White Courtney Cardigan

Molly Goddard

Black & White Courtney Cardigan

$580 $429

Prada - Grey Off-The-Shoulder Cardigan

Prada

Grey Off-The-Shoulder Cardigan

$1090 $698

Thom Browne - White Organza Crewneck Raglan Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Organza Crewneck Raglan Cardigan

$1590 $1193

Thom Browne - White Grosgrain Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Grosgrain Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

$1290

Balenciaga - Navy Draped Knit Cardigan

Balenciaga

Navy Draped Knit Cardigan

$1095

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Heart Cardigan

$410

Alexander McQueen - Black Peplum Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Black Peplum Cardigan

$1195 $801

Maison Margiela - Black Gauge 14 Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Black Gauge 14 Cardigan

$640 $429

Chloé - Off-White Lace-Trimmed Cardigan

Chloé

Off-White Lace-Trimmed Cardigan

$925 $611

Jacquemus - Brown 'Le Cardigan Tordu' Cardigan

Jacquemus

Brown 'Le Cardigan Tordu' Cardigan

$435 $392

Marni - Brown & Orange Cashmere Cardigan

Marni

Brown & Orange Cashmere Cardigan

$760 $494

Thom Browne - Grey Cashmere Classic Four Bar V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Cashmere Classic Four Bar V-Neck Cardigan

$1690

Thom Browne - Grey Cashmere Classic Four Bar V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Cashmere Classic Four Bar V-Neck Cardigan

$1690

Stella McCartney - Navy Contrast Stripe Long Cardigan

Stella McCartney

Navy Contrast Stripe Long Cardigan

$1125 $844

Acne Studios - Grey Wool Lilou Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Wool Lilou Cardigan

$430 $310

Acne Studios - Grey Wool Lilou Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Wool Lilou Cardigan

$430 $288

Thom Browne - Navy Grosgrain Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Grosgrain Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

$1290

Thom Browne - Grey Cashmere Scrolling Leaf Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Cashmere Scrolling Leaf Cardigan

$1780 $1317

Thom Browne - Grey Grosgrain Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Grosgrain Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

$1290

Marni - Tan & Red Cotton Cardigan

Marni

Tan & Red Cotton Cardigan

$760 $494

Thom Browne - White Links Links Crewneck Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Links Links Crewneck Cardigan

$1440

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Napoli Cardigan

$235 $188

Isabel Marant Etoile - Grey Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Grey Napoli Cardigan

$235 $188

Saint Laurent - White Mohair Varsity Cardigan

Saint Laurent

White Mohair Varsity Cardigan

$790 $672

Prada - Black Long Off-the-Shoulder Cardigan

Prada

Black Long Off-the-Shoulder Cardigan

$1220 $769

Rick Owens - Black Basic Long Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Basic Long Wrap Cardigan

$660 $462

Rick Owens - Black Basic Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Basic Medium Wrap Cardigan

$570 $393

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Tuareg Stitches Cardigan

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Tuareg Stitches Cardigan

$1145 $790