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.

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

$1500

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

Off-White - Black Faux-Fur College Cardigan

Off-White

Black Faux-Fur College Cardigan

$1765

Gucci - Off-White Tweed Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Tweed Cardigan

$3300

Isabel Marant - Grey Cashmere Caliba Cardigan

Isabel Marant

Grey Cashmere Caliba Cardigan

$1025

Isabel Marant - Tan Cashmere Caliba Cardigan

Isabel Marant

Tan Cashmere Caliba Cardigan

$1025

Isabel Marant Etoile - Grey Malo Double Shetland Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Grey Malo Double Shetland Cardigan

$555

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Malo Double Shetland Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Malo Double Shetland Cardigan

$555

Balmain - Black & White Off-The-Shoulder Cardigan

Balmain

Black & White Off-The-Shoulder Cardigan

$1800

Gucci - Purple Jacquard GG Cherry Cardigan

Gucci

Purple Jacquard GG Cherry Cardigan

$2800

Thom Browne - Navy Loopback Four-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Loopback Four-Bar Cardigan

$750

Thom Browne - Grey Loopback 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Loopback 4-Bar Cardigan

$750

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

$430

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

$430

Pushbutton - Orange Scarf Cardigan

Pushbutton

Orange Scarf Cardigan

$725

Christopher Kane - Black Crystal Cupchain Cardigan

Christopher Kane

Black Crystal Cupchain Cardigan

$1595

Rick Owens - Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

$660

Prada - Purple Wool Cropped Cardigan

Prada

Purple Wool Cropped Cardigan

$840

Amo - Black Rib Cardigan

Amo

Black Rib Cardigan

$130

Miu Miu - Khaki Jacquard Shetland Cardigan

Miu Miu

Khaki Jacquard Shetland Cardigan

$1080

SJYP - Purple Cable Knit Cardigan

SJYP

Purple Cable Knit Cardigan

$460

SJYP - Yellow Cable Knit Cardigan

SJYP

Yellow Cable Knit Cardigan

$460

Gucci - Pink & Black Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

Gucci

Pink & Black Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

$2250

Gucci - Green & Yellow Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

Gucci

Green & Yellow Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

$2250

MSGM - Multicolor Knit Logo Cardigan

MSGM

Multicolor Knit Logo Cardigan

$625

Thom Browne - Navy Aran Cable Classic Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Aran Cable Classic Cardigan

$690

Thom Browne - White Aran Cable Classic Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Aran Cable Classic Cardigan

$690

Thom Browne - Grey Duck Fair Isle Oversized V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Duck Fair Isle Oversized V-Neck Cardigan

$650

Altuzarra - Black Jareth Cardigan

Altuzarra

Black Jareth Cardigan

$1195

Bottega Veneta - Tan Side Buttons Cardigan

Bottega Veneta

Tan Side Buttons Cardigan

$1220

Isabel Marant - Grey Cashmere Chass Cardigan

Isabel Marant

Grey Cashmere Chass Cardigan

$1085

Isabel Marant - Purple Cashmere Chass Cardigan

Isabel Marant

Purple Cashmere Chass Cardigan

$1085

Isabel Marant Etoile - Beige Knit Scott Tweedy Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Beige Knit Scott Tweedy Cardigan

$485

Miu Miu - Pink Mohair Leopard Cardigan

Miu Miu

Pink Mohair Leopard Cardigan

$1400

Miu Miu - Pink Mohair Oversized Diamond Cardigan

Miu Miu

Pink Mohair Oversized Diamond Cardigan

$1960

Heron Preston - Off-White Oversized Label Cardigan

Heron Preston

Off-White Oversized Label Cardigan

$825

Heron Preston - Black & Off-White Oversized Cardigan

Heron Preston

Black & Off-White Oversized Cardigan

$825

Sacai - Black Knit Wool Cardigan

Sacai

Black Knit Wool Cardigan

$670