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.

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

Raf Simons - Red V-Neck Leather Patch Cardigan

Raf Simons

Red V-Neck Leather Patch Cardigan

$1370

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

$415

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

Opening Ceremony - Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Long Varsity Cardigan

$250

Opening Ceremony - Black Wool Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Wool Varsity Cardigan

$295

Opening Ceremony - Red Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Red Long Varsity Cardigan

$295

Opening Ceremony - Grey & White Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Grey & White Long Varsity Cardigan

$325

Balmain - Off-White Tie-Up Cardigan

Balmain

Off-White Tie-Up Cardigan

$2150

Balmain - White Button Up Cardigan

Balmain

White Button Up Cardigan

$1350

Balmain - Black Button-Up Cardigan

Balmain

Black Button-Up Cardigan

$1350

Miu Miu - Pink Flowers Long Cardigan

Miu Miu

Pink Flowers Long Cardigan

$1675

Haider Ackermann - Black Chunky Borago Cardigan

Haider Ackermann

Black Chunky Borago Cardigan

$1630

Gucci - Navy & Red GG Cardigan

Gucci

Navy & Red GG Cardigan

$1800

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Hand Knit Moby Cardigan

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Hand Knit Moby Cardigan

$1275

Balmain - Black Mohair Ribbed Cardigan

Balmain

Black Mohair Ribbed Cardigan

$2150

Balmain - White Mohair Ribbed Cardigan

Balmain

White Mohair Ribbed Cardigan

$2150

Issey Miyake - Grey & Pink Chromatic Eagle Cape

Issey Miyake

Grey & Pink Chromatic Eagle Cape

$2010

Saint Laurent - Black Striped Oversized Cardigan

Saint Laurent

Black Striped Oversized Cardigan

$1390

Alanui - Tan Animal Knit Cardigan

Alanui

Tan Animal Knit Cardigan

$3270

Alanui - Multicolor Crazy Stripes Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Crazy Stripes Cardigan

$3230

Alanui - Multicolor Psychedelic Mushrooms Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Psychedelic Mushrooms Cardigan

$3270

Alanui - Multicolor Psychedelic Mushrooms Cardigan

Alanui

Multicolor Psychedelic Mushrooms Cardigan

$3270

McQ Alexander McQueen - Grey Patchwork Cardigan

McQ Alexander McQueen

Grey Patchwork Cardigan

$545

Junya Watanabe - Grey Furry Cardigan

Junya Watanabe

Grey Furry Cardigan

$1580

Comme des Garçons Girl - Off-White Pom Pom Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

Off-White Pom Pom Cardigan

$530

Chloé - Brown Cashmere Cardigan

Chloé

Brown Cashmere Cardigan

$1250

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Black Fringe Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Black Fringe Cardigan

$595

Prada - Black Chunky Logo Patch Cardigan

Prada

Black Chunky Logo Patch Cardigan

$1260

Moncler Genius - 4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

Moncler Genius

4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

$1355

Matthew Adams Dolan - Blue Mohair Oversized Cardigan

Matthew Adams Dolan

Blue Mohair Oversized Cardigan

$845

MSGM - Blue Ribbed Long Cardigan

MSGM

Blue Ribbed Long Cardigan

$595

Totême - Black Mantova Cardigan

Totême

Black Mantova Cardigan

$495

Carven - Green Contrast Stitch Cardigan

Carven

Green Contrast Stitch Cardigan

$680

Versace - Red & Blue Contrast Pocket Cardigan

Versace

Red & Blue Contrast Pocket Cardigan

$1500

Thom Browne - White Open Stitch Tipping Stripe V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Open Stitch Tipping Stripe V-Neck Cardigan

$1290

Balenciaga - Orange Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Orange Logo Cardigan

$1290

Acne Studios - Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

$490

Acne Studios - Brown Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Brown Mohair Rives Cardigan

$490

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Rives Cardigan

$490

RED Valentino - Black Cashmere & Silk Cropped Cardigan

RED Valentino

Black Cashmere & Silk Cropped Cardigan

$485

RED Valentino - Red Cashmere & Silk Cropped Cardigan

RED Valentino

Red Cashmere & Silk Cropped Cardigan

$485

See by Chloé - Navy V-Neck Cardigan

See by Chloé

Navy V-Neck Cardigan

$450

alexanderwang.t - Black Mohair Solid Cardigan

alexanderwang.t

Black Mohair Solid Cardigan

$495

Lauren Manoogian - Beige Serape Shawl Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Beige Serape Shawl Cardigan

$550

Lauren Manoogian - Grey Serape Shawl Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Grey Serape Shawl Cardigan

$550

Pleats Please Issey Miyake - Black Pleats Cardigan

Pleats Please Issey Miyake

Black Pleats Cardigan

$350

Chloé - Black Cashmere Cardigan

Chloé

Black Cashmere Cardigan

$1250

Shushu/Tong - Burgundy Cashmere Cable Knit Cardigan

Shushu/Tong

Burgundy Cashmere Cable Knit Cardigan

$540

Christopher Kane - Blue Flower Embroidery Cardigan

Christopher Kane

Blue Flower Embroidery Cardigan

$1245

Marc Jacobs - Blue V-Neck Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Blue V-Neck Cardigan

$450