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.

Victoria Beckham - Off-White Chunky Cable Oversized Cardigan

Victoria Beckham

Off-White Chunky Cable Oversized Cardigan

$1800

Victoria Beckham - Brown Rolled Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

Victoria Beckham

Brown Rolled Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

$995

Gucci - Blue & Gold Oversized Cardigan

Gucci

Blue & Gold Oversized Cardigan

$4300

Gucci - Off-White Crochet Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Crochet Cardigan

$4200

Gucci - White Jersey Cardigan

Gucci

White Jersey Cardigan

$1700

Maison Kitsuné - Navy Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Navy Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$315

Maison Kitsuné - Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$315

Maison Kitsuné - Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Red Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$315

Maison Kitsuné - Grey Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Grey Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$315

R13 - Orange Leopard Cashmere Long Cardigan

R13

Orange Leopard Cashmere Long Cardigan

$995

R13 - Black Floral Baby Cardigan

R13

Black Floral Baby Cardigan

$445

Acne Studios - Beige Kanita Cardigan

Acne Studios

Beige Kanita Cardigan

$650

Gucci - Black & Red Colourblocked G Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Red Colourblocked G Cardigan

$1600

Rick Owens - Black Wool Snap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Wool Snap Cardigan

$1020

Maison Kitsuné - Beige Wool R-Neck Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Beige Wool R-Neck Cardigan

$295

Maison Kitsuné - Beige Lambswool Classic Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Beige Lambswool Classic Cardigan

$305

Maison Kitsuné - Navy Wool Classic Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Navy Wool Classic Cardigan

$305

Eckhaus Latta - Grey Cinder Cardigan

Eckhaus Latta

Grey Cinder Cardigan

$710

Loewe - Black High Neck Cardigan

Loewe

Black High Neck Cardigan

$990

Comme des Garçons Girl - Pink Crewneck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

Pink Crewneck Cardigan

$430

Comme des Garçons Girl - Off-White Crewneck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

Off-White Crewneck Cardigan

$430

Ashley Williams - Green & Purple Argyle Mimi Cardigan

Ashley Williams

Green & Purple Argyle Mimi Cardigan

$695

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Black Ruffle Crewneck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Black Ruffle Crewneck Cardigan

$835

Junya Watanabe - Red Wool & Mohair Cardigan

Junya Watanabe

Red Wool & Mohair Cardigan

$935

Junya Watanabe - Black Wool & Mohair Cardigan

Junya Watanabe

Black Wool & Mohair Cardigan

$935

Alexander McQueen - Black Sheer Striped Short Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Black Sheer Striped Short Cardigan

$1490

Stella McCartney - Grey Faux-Fur Mix Cardigan

Stella McCartney

Grey Faux-Fur Mix Cardigan

$1365

Burberry - Black Palena Cardigan

Burberry

Black Palena Cardigan

$890

Burberry - Beige Palena Cardigan

Burberry

Beige Palena Cardigan

$890

Lauren Manoogian - Black Capote Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Black Capote Cardigan

$590

Lauren Manoogian - Beige Capote Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Beige Capote Cardigan

$590

Lauren Manoogian - Brown Capote Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Brown Capote Cardigan

$590

Lauren Manoogian - Black Slouch Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Black Slouch Cardigan

$370

Lauren Manoogian - Off-White Slouch Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Off-White Slouch Cardigan

$370

Lauren Manoogian - Brown Grandma Cardgian

Lauren Manoogian

Brown Grandma Cardgian

$450

Comme des Garçons - Black Buckle Sleeves

Comme des Garçons

Black Buckle Sleeves

$1275

Balenciaga - Grey & Black Oversized Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Grey & Black Oversized Logo Cardigan

$1390

Gucci - Black & Gold Lamé G Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Gold Lamé G Cardigan

$1800

Totême - Off-White Noma Cardigan

Totême

Off-White Noma Cardigan

$690

Balenciaga - Orange Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Orange Logo Cardigan

$1290

Noon Goons - Blue Tiger Cardigan

Noon Goons

Blue Tiger Cardigan

$430

Dolce & Gabbana - Black Cashmere Cardigan

Dolce & Gabbana

Black Cashmere Cardigan

$1145

Studio Nicholson - Off-White Merino Atto Cardigan

Studio Nicholson

Off-White Merino Atto Cardigan

$390

Studio Nicholson - Black Merino Atto Cardigan

Studio Nicholson

Black Merino Atto Cardigan

$390

Alexander Wang - Black Sheer Yoke Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Black Sheer Yoke Cardigan

$550

Alexander Wang - Tan Fitted Cropped Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Tan Fitted Cropped Cardigan

$550

Alexander Wang - Red Fitted Cropped Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Red Fitted Cropped Cardigan

$550

Max Mara Leisure - Beige Fronda Cardigan

Max Mara Leisure

Beige Fronda Cardigan

$475

Amiri - Black Multipoint Short Cardigan

Amiri

Black Multipoint Short Cardigan

$1290

Marc Jacobs - Black 'The Punk' Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Black 'The Punk' Cardigan

$495

Acne Studios - Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

$520

Helmut Lang - Pink Femme Sheer Cardigan

Helmut Lang

Pink Femme Sheer Cardigan

$335

Stella McCartney - Beige Fur Free Fur Cardigan

Stella McCartney

Beige Fur Free Fur Cardigan

$1365

Stella McCartney - Off-White Zipper V-Neck Cardigan

Stella McCartney

Off-White Zipper V-Neck Cardigan

$1365

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Rives Cardigan

$520

Gucci - Orange Belted Cardigan

Gucci

Orange Belted Cardigan

$3600

Gucci - Black & Gold Lurex GG Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Gold Lurex GG Cardigan

$1400

Gucci - White Belted Cardigan

Gucci

White Belted Cardigan

$3600

Gucci - Black Lurex Cardigan

Gucci

Black Lurex Cardigan

$1300

Christopher Esber - Beige Double Buttoned Cardigan

Christopher Esber

Beige Double Buttoned Cardigan

$580