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.

Kenzo - Pink Bamboo Tiger Cardigan

Kenzo

Pink Bamboo Tiger Cardigan

$370

Kenzo - Blue Bamboo Tiger Cardigan

Kenzo

Blue Bamboo Tiger Cardigan

$370

Chloé - Navy Wool Cardigan

Chloé

Navy Wool Cardigan

$1195

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Kado Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Kado Cardigan

$260

Isabel Marant Etoile - Grey Kado Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Grey Kado Cardigan

$260

Isabel Marant Etoile - Navy Kado Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Navy Kado Cardigan

$260

Jacquemus - Blue 'Le Cardigan Tordu' Cardigan

Jacquemus

Blue 'Le Cardigan Tordu' Cardigan

$425

Jacquemus - Navy 'Le Cardigan Tordu' Cardigan

Jacquemus

Navy 'Le Cardigan Tordu' Cardigan

$425

Miu Miu - Grey Cable Knit Collar Cardigan

Miu Miu

Grey Cable Knit Collar Cardigan

$1750

Alanui - Red & Multicolor 'Good Luck' Cardigan

Alanui

Red & Multicolor 'Good Luck' Cardigan

$3780

Alanui - Blue Horses In Love Cardigan

Alanui

Blue Horses In Love Cardigan

$3565

Alanui - Multicolor Canyon Sunrise Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Canyon Sunrise Cardigan

$3640

Marc Jacobs - Beige Redux Grunge Solid Jersey Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Beige Redux Grunge Solid Jersey Cardigan

$325

Miu Miu - Pink Mohair Leopard Cardigan

Miu Miu

Pink Mohair Leopard Cardigan

$1675

JW Anderson - Off-White Cashmere Hooded Cardigan

JW Anderson

Off-White Cashmere Hooded Cardigan

$850

Thom Browne - Navy Cashmere Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Cashmere Long Cardigan

$2290

Alexander McQueen - Black Knit Chain Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Black Knit Chain Cardigan

$1945

Balenciaga - Grey & Black Oversized Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Grey & Black Oversized Logo Cardigan

$1390

Rick Owens - Black Long Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Long Wrap Cardigan

$720

Gucci - Blue Tweed Cardigan

Gucci

Blue Tweed Cardigan

$4500

Gucci - Black & Off-White Check Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Off-White Check Cardigan

$4500

Gucci - Black & Gold GG Motif Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Gold GG Motif Cardigan

$1980

A.P.C. - Pink Anda Cardigan

A.P.C.

Pink Anda Cardigan

$420

Stella McCartney - Pink Lurex Cardigan

Stella McCartney

Pink Lurex Cardigan

$1235

Rick Owens - Beige Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Beige Medium Wrap Cardigan

$620

Rick Owens - Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

$620

3.1 Phillip Lim - Black Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Black Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

$495

3.1 Phillip Lim - Blue Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Blue Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

$495

3.1 Phillip Lim - Beige Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Beige Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

$495

Loewe - Black Classic Cardigan

Loewe

Black Classic Cardigan

$1150

Proenza Schouler - Black Cotton & Cashmere Cardigan

Proenza Schouler

Black Cotton & Cashmere Cardigan

$990

Joseph - Navy Cashmere Cardigan

Joseph

Navy Cashmere Cardigan

$435

Joseph - Off-White Cashmere Cardigan

Joseph

Off-White Cashmere Cardigan

$435

Sacai - Grey & White Panelled Cardigan

Sacai

Grey & White Panelled Cardigan

$630

See by Chloé - White Oversized Cardigan

See by Chloé

White Oversized Cardigan

$495

MM6 Maison Margiela - Black & White Panelled Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

Black & White Panelled Cardigan

$560

Dsquared2 - Black & Red Striped Knit Cardigan

Dsquared2

Black & Red Striped Knit Cardigan

$790

alexanderwang.t - Black Fleece Cardigan

alexanderwang.t

Black Fleece Cardigan

$495

Gucci - Off-White Tweed Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Tweed Cardigan

$2980

Gucci - Black Tweed Web Cardigan

Gucci

Black Tweed Web Cardigan

$2500

Acne Studios - Black Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

$320

Acne Studios - Pink Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

Acne Studios

Pink Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

$265

Alexander McQueen - Black Patchwork Peplum Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Black Patchwork Peplum Cardigan

$2290

Gucci - Beige NY Yankees Edition Cardigan

Gucci

Beige NY Yankees Edition Cardigan

$3300

Marc Jacobs - Black Redux Grunge Knit Crop Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Black Redux Grunge Knit Crop Cardigan

$325

rag & bone - Navy Fleur Cardigan

rag & bone

Navy Fleur Cardigan

$495

Acne Studios - Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

$490

Lauren Manoogian - Tan Capote Hooded Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Tan Capote Hooded Cardigan

$590

Lauren Manoogian - Black Capote Hooded Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Black Capote Hooded Cardigan

$590

Lauren Manoogian - White Open Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

White Open Cardigan

$470

Lauren Manoogian - Beige Grandma Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Beige Grandma Cardigan

$450

3.1 Phillip Lim - Black Ribbed Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Black Ribbed Cardigan

$395

3.1 Phillip Lim - Off-White Ribbed Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Off-White Ribbed Cardigan

$395

Alexander Wang - Black Splittable Zip Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Black Splittable Zip Cardigan

$695

Opening Ceremony - Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Long Varsity Cardigan

$295

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

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

$400

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

Comme des Garçons Play

Navy Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

$415

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

$335

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Heart Patch Cardigan

$390

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

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

$410