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.

Christopher Kane - Black Crystal Cupchain Cardigan

Christopher Kane

Black Crystal Cupchain Cardigan

$1595

Rick Owens - Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

$660

Prada - Purple Wool Cropped Cardigan

Prada

Purple Wool Cropped Cardigan

$840

Amo - Black Rib Cardigan

Amo

Black Rib Cardigan

$130

Miu Miu - Khaki Jacquard Shetland Cardigan

Miu Miu

Khaki Jacquard Shetland Cardigan

$1140

SJYP - Purple Cable Knit Cardigan

SJYP

Purple Cable Knit Cardigan

$460

SJYP - Yellow Cable Knit Cardigan

SJYP

Yellow Cable Knit Cardigan

$460

Gucci - Pink & Black Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

Gucci

Pink & Black Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

$2250

Gucci - Green & Yellow Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

Gucci

Green & Yellow Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

$2250

MSGM - Multicolor Knit Logo Cardigan

MSGM

Multicolor Knit Logo Cardigan

$625

Thom Browne - Navy Aran Cable Classic Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Aran Cable Classic Cardigan

$690

Thom Browne - White Aran Cable Classic Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Aran Cable Classic Cardigan

$690

Thom Browne - Grey Duck Fair Isle Oversized V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Duck Fair Isle Oversized V-Neck Cardigan

$650

Altuzarra - Black Jareth Cardigan

Altuzarra

Black Jareth Cardigan

$1195

Bottega Veneta - Tan Side Buttons Cardigan

Bottega Veneta

Tan Side Buttons Cardigan

$1220

Isabel Marant - Grey Cashmere Chass Cardigan

Isabel Marant

Grey Cashmere Chass Cardigan

$1085

Isabel Marant - Purple Cashmere Chass Cardigan

Isabel Marant

Purple Cashmere Chass Cardigan

$1085

Isabel Marant Etoile - Beige Knit Scott Tweedy Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Beige Knit Scott Tweedy Cardigan

$485

Miu Miu - Pink Mohair Leopard Cardigan

Miu Miu

Pink Mohair Leopard Cardigan

$1680

Miu Miu - Pink Mohair Oversized Diamond Cardigan

Miu Miu

Pink Mohair Oversized Diamond Cardigan

$1960

Heron Preston - Off-White Oversized Label Cardigan

Heron Preston

Off-White Oversized Label Cardigan

$825

Heron Preston - Black & Off-White Oversized Cardigan

Heron Preston

Black & Off-White Oversized Cardigan

$825

Sacai - Black Knit Wool Cardigan

Sacai

Black Knit Wool Cardigan

$670

Sacai - Grey & White Knit Wool Cardigan

Sacai

Grey & White Knit Wool Cardigan

$670

Acne Studios - Pink Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Pink Raya Cardigan

$410

Loewe - Blue Wool Oversized Jacquard Cardigan

Loewe

Blue Wool Oversized Jacquard Cardigan

$1395

Gucci - White GG Cardigan

Gucci

White GG Cardigan

$1800

Prada - Red Knit Logo Cardigan

Prada

Red Knit Logo Cardigan

$840

R13 - Beige Cashmere Long Cardigan

R13

Beige Cashmere Long Cardigan

$995

Balmain - Black Knit Buttoned Cardigan

Balmain

Black Knit Buttoned Cardigan

$1225

Loewe - Off-White Mohair Oversized Deer Cardigan

Loewe

Off-White Mohair Oversized Deer Cardigan

$1800

Saint Laurent - Black & Silver Knit Chenille Long Cardigan

Saint Laurent

Black & Silver Knit Chenille Long Cardigan

$1790

Off-White - Blue & Red Flag Cardigan

Off-White

Blue & Red Flag Cardigan

$2535

Missoni - Multicolor Striped Cardigan

Missoni

Multicolor Striped Cardigan

$995

M Missoni - Red Cropped Knit Cardigan

M Missoni

Red Cropped Knit Cardigan

$935

Miu Miu - Purple & Red Striped Cardigan

Miu Miu

Purple & Red Striped Cardigan

$840

Thom Browne - Navy 4-Bar Exaggerated V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy 4-Bar Exaggerated V-Neck Cardigan

$1450

Thom Browne - White Open Stitch V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Open Stitch V-Neck Cardigan

$1390

Alexander McQueen - Pink Wool Three-Quarter Sleeve Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Pink Wool Three-Quarter Sleeve Cardigan

$890

Alexander McQueen - Black Wool Three-Quarter Sleeve Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Black Wool Three-Quarter Sleeve Cardigan

$890

3.1 Phillip Lim - White Ribbon Weave Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

White Ribbon Weave Cardigan

$495

3.1 Phillip Lim - Navy Ribbon Weave Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Navy Ribbon Weave Cardigan

$495

Sacai - Off-White Wool Zip Cardigan

Sacai

Off-White Wool Zip Cardigan

$1075

Sacai - Navy & Green Bomber Cardigan

Sacai

Navy & Green Bomber Cardigan

$1075

Chloé - Gold Rib Cardigan

Chloé

Gold Rib Cardigan

$1295

Chloé - Black Cashmere Iconic Cardigan

Chloé

Black Cashmere Iconic Cardigan

$1495

Opening Ceremony - SSENSE Exclusive Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

SSENSE Exclusive Black Long Varsity Cardigan

$295

Y's - Black Long Cardigan

Y's

Black Long Cardigan

$1230

Marc Jacobs - Pink & Black Wool Printed Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Pink & Black Wool Printed Cardigan

$325

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy - Black Lord Of The Flies Cardigan

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

Black Lord Of The Flies Cardigan

$580

Alanui - Black & White Jacquard Bandana Belted Cardigan

Alanui

Black & White Jacquard Bandana Belted Cardigan

$3375

Alanui - Red & Black Jacquard Icon Belted Cardigan

Alanui

Red & Black Jacquard Icon Belted Cardigan

$3375

Alanui - Multicolor Elephant Fair Isle Belted Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Elephant Fair Isle Belted Cardigan

$3375

Enfold - Navy Cashmere Padded Cardigan

Enfold

Navy Cashmere Padded Cardigan

$640

Balmain - Black Mohair Belted Cardigan

Balmain

Black Mohair Belted Cardigan

$2075

Balmain - Off-White Mohair Belted Cardigan

Balmain

Off-White Mohair Belted Cardigan

$2075

Burberry - Red Vintage Check Elbow Patch Dornoch Cardigan

Burberry

Red Vintage Check Elbow Patch Dornoch Cardigan

$390

Burberry - Beige Merino Icon Stripe Scioto Cardigan

Burberry

Beige Merino Icon Stripe Scioto Cardigan

$620

Burberry - Black Vintage Check Elbow Patch Dornoch Cardigan

Burberry

Black Vintage Check Elbow Patch Dornoch Cardigan

$390

Rick Owens - Black Long Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Long Wrap Cardigan

$740