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.

Thom Browne - Blue Cashmere Cable 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Blue Cashmere Cable 4-Bar Cardigan

$1410

Thom Browne - White Merino Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Merino Cardigan

$1200

ADER error - Off-White Wool Siz Cardigan

ADER error

Off-White Wool Siz Cardigan

$585

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Wool Knit Cardigan

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Wool Knit Cardigan

$735

Wandering - Black Mohair Cardigan

Wandering

Black Mohair Cardigan

$730

Y-3 - Black U Tech Knit Cardigan

Y-3

Black U Tech Knit Cardigan

$595

Blue Blue Japan - Black Mohair Long Cardigan

Blue Blue Japan

Black Mohair Long Cardigan

$625

Blue Blue Japan - Indigo Pattern 4 Cardigan

Blue Blue Japan

Indigo Pattern 4 Cardigan

$320

Blue Blue Japan - Black Side Drop Cardigan

Blue Blue Japan

Black Side Drop Cardigan

$295

Blue Blue Japan - Navy Mohair Long Cardigan

Blue Blue Japan

Navy Mohair Long Cardigan

$625

Studio Nicholson - Brown Rankine Cardigan

Studio Nicholson

Brown Rankine Cardigan

$525

Studio Nicholson - Green Rankine Cardigan

Studio Nicholson

Green Rankine Cardigan

$525

Stella McCartney - Khaki Cable Knit Alpaca Poncho

Stella McCartney

Khaki Cable Knit Alpaca Poncho

$1130

Lauren Manoogian - Off-White Grandma Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Off-White Grandma Cardigan

$450

Chloé - Black Cashmere Iconic Cardigan

Chloé

Black Cashmere Iconic Cardigan

$1300

Alexander Wang - Tan Fitted Cropped Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Tan Fitted Cropped Cardigan

$550

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 - Navy Wool Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Navy Wool Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

$415

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

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

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey Wool Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

$330

Comme des Garçons Play - Beige Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Beige Heart Patch Cardigan

$360

Gucci - Black & Off-White Oversized Houndstooth Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Off-White Oversized Houndstooth Cardigan

$3500

Balmain - Black & White Mohair Houndstooth Belted Cardigan

Balmain

Black & White Mohair Houndstooth Belted Cardigan

$1895

Balmain - Blue Mohair Belted Cardigan

Balmain

Blue Mohair Belted Cardigan

$1825

YMC - Navy Slob Cardigan

YMC

Navy Slob Cardigan

$385

Amo - Off-White Rib Cardigan

Amo

Off-White Rib Cardigan

$130

Proenza Schouler - Grey Robe Cardigan

Proenza Schouler

Grey Robe Cardigan

$990

Wales Bonner - Brown College Cardigan

Wales Bonner

Brown College Cardigan

$520

Ottolinger - Black Mohair Cardigan

Ottolinger

Black Mohair Cardigan

$560

Alanui - Reversible Black & White Wool Crazy Monkey Hooded Cardigan

Alanui

Reversible Black & White Wool Crazy Monkey Hooded Cardigan

$1895

Balmain - Black & White Cropped Rib Knit Cardigan

Balmain

Black & White Cropped Rib Knit Cardigan

$1275

3.1 Phillip Lim - Off-White Oversized Bouclé Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Off-White Oversized Bouclé Cardigan

$995

Alexachung - Black Heart On Your Sleeve Cardigan

Alexachung

Black Heart On Your Sleeve Cardigan

$235

Helmut Lang - Off-White Femme Cardigan

Helmut Lang

Off-White Femme Cardigan

$210

Marc Jacobs - Black Mohair Fishnet Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Black Mohair Fishnet Cardigan

$750

Rick Owens - Black Wool Long Snap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Wool Long Snap Cardigan

$1180

Gauge81 - Black Cashmere Melbourne Cardigan

Gauge81

Black Cashmere Melbourne Cardigan

$635

Loewe - Black & White Woven Fringe Cardigan

Loewe

Black & White Woven Fringe Cardigan

$1950

6397 - Multicolor Combo Cardigan

6397

Multicolor Combo Cardigan

$495

Toogood - Off-White Cashmere 'The Poet' Cardigan

Toogood

Off-White Cashmere 'The Poet' Cardigan

$850

Toogood - Black Cashmere 'The Poet' Cardigan

Toogood

Black Cashmere 'The Poet' Cardigan

$850

Maison Margiela - Black Gauge 5 Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Black Gauge 5 Cardigan

$875

Maison Margiela - Beige & Black Gauge 3 Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Beige & Black Gauge 3 Cardigan

$1785

Lanvin - Pink Babar Edition Wool Cardigan

Lanvin

Pink Babar Edition Wool Cardigan

$1290

Comme des Garçons Shirt - Grey Doll Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Shirt

Grey Doll Cardigan

$460

Comme des Garçons Shirt - Black Doll Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Shirt

Black Doll Cardigan

$460

Opening Ceremony - Black Ostrich Feather Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Ostrich Feather Cardigan

$395

MM6 Maison Margiela - White Padded Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

White Padded Cardigan

$1995

Issey Miyake - Red Chiffon Twist Cardigan

Issey Miyake

Red Chiffon Twist Cardigan

$565

Issey Miyake - Blue Chiffon Twist Cardigan

Issey Miyake

Blue Chiffon Twist Cardigan

$565

Marc Jacobs - Blue Striped Silk Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Blue Striped Silk Cardigan

$1100

Max Mara - Off-White Maroso Cardigan

Max Mara

Off-White Maroso Cardigan

$1390

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