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.

Frenckenberger - Green Cashmere Hooded Bomber Cardigan

Frenckenberger

Green Cashmere Hooded Bomber Cardigan

$790

Frenckenberger - Grey Straight Cardigan

Frenckenberger

Grey Straight Cardigan

$940

Frenckenberger - Green Cashmere Straight Cardigan

Frenckenberger

Green Cashmere Straight Cardigan

$940

Frenckenberger - Beige Hooded Bomber Cardigan

Frenckenberger

Beige Hooded Bomber Cardigan

$790

Arch The - Black Half Sleeve Cardigan

Arch The

Black Half Sleeve Cardigan

$270

Arch The - Off-White Half Sleeve Cardigan

Arch The

Off-White Half Sleeve Cardigan

$270

Lauren Manoogian - Brown Grandma Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Brown Grandma Cardigan

$450

Lauren Manoogian - White Capote Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

White Capote Cardigan

$590

Helmut Lang - Blue Double Layer Cardigan

Helmut Lang

Blue Double Layer Cardigan

$395

MSGM - Multicolor Tie-Dye Cardigan

MSGM

Multicolor Tie-Dye Cardigan

$595

Ashley Williams - SSENSE Exclusive Yellow & Pink Wool Cardigan

Ashley Williams

SSENSE Exclusive Yellow & Pink Wool Cardigan

$695

Ashley Williams - SSENSE Exclusive Grey & Orange Cardigan

Ashley Williams

SSENSE Exclusive Grey & Orange Cardigan

$695

Loewe - Grey & Pink Wool Anagram Cardigan

Loewe

Grey & Pink Wool Anagram Cardigan

$990

Jil Sander - Yellow 'Jil Sander+' Check Motif Cardigan

Jil Sander

Yellow 'Jil Sander+' Check Motif Cardigan

$1990

Burberry - Beige Glaisnock Cardigan

Burberry

Beige Glaisnock Cardigan

$820

Gucci - Navy 'Loved' Cardigan

Gucci

Navy 'Loved' Cardigan

$2200

rag & bone - Black Wool Joseph Cardigan

rag & bone

Black Wool Joseph Cardigan

$495

Acne Studios - Black Keve Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Keve Cardigan

$340

Acne Studios - Pink Keve Cardigan

Acne Studios

Pink Keve Cardigan

$340

Acne Studios - Purple Wool Keva Face Cardigan

Acne Studios

Purple Wool Keva Face Cardigan

$310

Acne Studios - Brown Wool Keva Face Cardigan

Acne Studios

Brown Wool Keva Face Cardigan

$310

Acne Studios - Green Wool Keva Face Cardigan

Acne Studios

Green Wool Keva Face Cardigan

$310

Joseph - Off-White Pure Cashmere Cardigan

Joseph

Off-White Pure Cashmere Cardigan

$650

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Rives Cardigan

$520 $416

Acne Studios - Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

$520 $400

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey & White Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey & White Heart Cardigan

$325

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

$365

Comme des Garçons Play - Navy & Red Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Navy & Red Heart Cardigan

$315

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey Double Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey Double Heart Cardigan

$370

Gucci - Off-White Tweed Oversized Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Tweed Oversized Cardigan

$3300

Isabel Marant Etoile - Grey Karrick Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Grey Karrick Cardigan

$340

Saint Laurent - Black Chain Trim Long College Cardigan

Saint Laurent

Black Chain Trim Long College Cardigan

$1390

Lauren Manoogian - Brown Capote Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Brown Capote Cardigan

$590

Lanvin - Orange Babar Edition Wool & Silk Cardigan

Lanvin

Orange Babar Edition Wool & Silk Cardigan

$1290

Lauren Manoogian - Off-White Grandma Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Off-White Grandma Cardigan

$450

Lauren Manoogian - Brown Grandma Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Brown Grandma Cardigan

$450

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Karrick Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Karrick Cardigan

$340

Isabel Marant Etoile - Grey Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Grey Napoli Cardigan

$275

Isabel Marant Etoile - Grey Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Grey Napoli Cardigan

$275

Marni - Red Wool Cardigan

Marni

Red Wool Cardigan

$790

Alexander Wang - Grey Wool Draped Neck Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Grey Wool Draped Neck Cardigan

$595

Alexander Wang - Black Zip Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Black Zip Cardigan

$650

Alexander Wang - Black Wool Draped Neck Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Black Wool Draped Neck Cardigan

$595

Regulation Yohji Yamamoto - Black R-Circle CD Knit Cardigan

Regulation Yohji Yamamoto

Black R-Circle CD Knit Cardigan

$1100

Versace - Black Wool Safety Pin Cardigan

Versace

Black Wool Safety Pin Cardigan

$1125

Versace - Black Wool 'Gianni Versace' Cardigan

Versace

Black Wool 'Gianni Versace' Cardigan

$1125

Issey Miyake - Black Twist Chiffon Cardigan

Issey Miyake

Black Twist Chiffon Cardigan

$565

Tibi - Pink Alpaca Cozette Cardigan

Tibi

Pink Alpaca Cozette Cardigan

$495

Acne Studios - Pink Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Pink Raya Cardigan

$410 $287

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

$430 $305

Maison Kitsuné - Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$315 $243

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

$430 $327

3.1 Phillip Lim - Navy Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Navy Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

$595

3.1 Phillip Lim - White Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

White Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

$595

Balenciaga - Black Allover Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Black Allover Logo Cardigan

$1290 $813

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Alpaca Scott Tweedy Knit Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Alpaca Scott Tweedy Knit Cardigan

$485 $344

Maison Kitsuné - Grey Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Grey Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$315 $261

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

$310

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

$325

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Wool Double Heart Patch Cardigan

$365