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.

Pleats Please Issey Miyake - Black Rib Pleats Cardigan

Pleats Please Issey Miyake

Black Rib Pleats Cardigan

$445

Max Mara Leisure - White Cantore Cardigan

Max Mara Leisure

White Cantore Cardigan

$350

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

Thom Browne - Navy Exaggerated Sleeve 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Exaggerated Sleeve 4-Bar Cardigan

$1350

Kenzo - Purple Logo Zipped Cardigan

Kenzo

Purple Logo Zipped Cardigan

$495

Sacai - Black Wide Pleated Cardigan

Sacai

Black Wide Pleated Cardigan

$900

Sacai - Off-White Wide Pleat Cardigan

Sacai

Off-White Wide Pleat Cardigan

$900

Y/Project - Navy & White Horse Print Cardigan

Y/Project

Navy & White Horse Print Cardigan

$755

Wandering - Off-White Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

Wandering

Off-White Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

$455

Lisa Marie Fernandez - Blue Seersucker Cropped Cardigan

Lisa Marie Fernandez

Blue Seersucker Cropped Cardigan

$195

Marc Jacobs - Black 'The Jewelled Button' Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Black 'The Jewelled Button' Cardigan

$450

Rick Owens - Black Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Wrap Cardigan

$580

Rick Owens - Black Snap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Snap Cardigan

$1020

Rick Owens - Off-White Snap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Off-White Snap Cardigan

$1020

Christopher Esber - Black Double-Button Cardigan

Christopher Esber

Black Double-Button Cardigan

$460

Wandering - Black Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

Wandering

Black Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

$455

Wandering - Pink Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

Wandering

Pink Cable Knit Cropped Cardigan

$455

Thom Browne - Pink Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Pink Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

$1390

Thom Browne - Multicolor Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Multicolor Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

$1390

Thom Browne - Grey Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

$1450

Thom Browne - Navy Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

$1450

Thom Browne - Grey Silk V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Silk V-Neck Cardigan

$1250

Burberry - Beige Mohair Striped Cardigan

Burberry

Beige Mohair Striped Cardigan

$970

Maison Margiela - Beige & Blue Shadow Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Beige & Blue Shadow Cardigan

$1040

Maison Margiela - Grey Shadow Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Grey Shadow Cardigan

$1040

Maison Margiela - Brown Transparent Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Brown Transparent Cardigan

$900

Maison Margiela - Off-White Transparent Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Off-White Transparent Cardigan

$900

Loewe - Khaki Wool Asymmetric Cardigan

Loewe

Khaki Wool Asymmetric Cardigan

$1200

Alanui - Off-White Cashmere 'I Love You California' Cardigan

Alanui

Off-White Cashmere 'I Love You California' Cardigan

$3520

Alanui - Multicolor Wool & Silk Sunset Landscape Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Wool & Silk Sunset Landscape Cardigan

$3355

Alanui - Off-White Virgin Wool Icon Net Stitched Cardigan

Alanui

Off-White Virgin Wool Icon Net Stitched Cardigan

$1540

Alanui - Multicolor Cashmere Sunset Boulevard Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Cashmere Sunset Boulevard Cardigan

$3555

Alanui - Black & Multicolor Wool Poppy Blossom Cardigan

Alanui

Black & Multicolor Wool Poppy Blossom Cardigan

$1775

Alanui - Off-White Wool Palm Forest Cardigan

Alanui

Off-White Wool Palm Forest Cardigan

$1540

Alanui - Multicolor Cashmere Cali Star Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Cashmere Cali Star Cardigan

$3540

MM6 Maison Margiela - Grey & Navy '1994' Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

Grey & Navy '1994' Cardigan

$495

MM6 Maison Margiela - Off-White '1994' Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

Off-White '1994' Cardigan

$495

MSGM - Beige & Black Tiger Cardigan

MSGM

Beige & Black Tiger Cardigan

$645

Amiri - Multicolor Tie-Dye Cashmere Cardigan

Amiri

Multicolor Tie-Dye Cashmere Cardigan

$990

Marni - Convertible Yellow & Beige Tied Sleeves Cardigan

Marni

Convertible Yellow & Beige Tied Sleeves Cardigan

$1190

Alexander McQueen - Black Wool Button Bottom Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Black Wool Button Bottom Cardigan

$990

Khaite - SSENSE Exclusive Brown Cashmere Cardigan

Khaite

SSENSE Exclusive Brown Cashmere Cardigan

$1575

Kenzo - Navy Zipped Logo Cardigan

Kenzo

Navy Zipped Logo Cardigan

$495

A.P.C. - Blue Wool Vicky Cardigan

A.P.C.

Blue Wool Vicky Cardigan

$235

A.P.C. - Black Wool Vicky Cardigan

A.P.C.

Black Wool Vicky Cardigan

$235

Sacai - Grey Knit Pleats Cardigan

Sacai

Grey Knit Pleats Cardigan

$650

Balmain - Black Metallic Intarsia Cardigan

Balmain

Black Metallic Intarsia Cardigan

$1495

Gucci - Navy & Red Lurex Interlocking G Cardigan

Gucci

Navy & Red Lurex Interlocking G Cardigan

$1890

Gucci - Red Double Pocket Cardigan

Gucci

Red Double Pocket Cardigan

$1980

Proenza Schouler - Black Silk Fine Gauge Rib Cropped Cardigan

Proenza Schouler

Black Silk Fine Gauge Rib Cropped Cardigan

$350

Proenza Schouler - Off-White 'Proenza Schouler White Label' Fine Gauge Cardigan

Proenza Schouler

Off-White 'Proenza Schouler White Label' Fine Gauge Cardigan

$350

Off-White - Black Industrial Cardigan

Off-White

Black Industrial Cardigan

$860

Rick Owens - Off-White Wool Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Off-White Wool Medium Wrap Cardigan

$660

Rick Owens - Black Wool Long Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Wool Long Wrap Cardigan

$780

Rick Owens - Black Wool Long Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Wool Long Cardigan

$1180

Rick Owens - Black Wool Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Wool Medium Wrap Cardigan

$660

Maison Margiela - Grey Wool Gauge 12 Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Grey Wool Gauge 12 Cardigan

$1180

Loewe - Black Wool Asymmetric Cardigan

Loewe

Black Wool Asymmetric Cardigan

$1200

Saint Laurent - Black Snap Cardigan

Saint Laurent

Black Snap Cardigan

$1650