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.

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

$340

Acne Studios - Pink Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

Acne Studios

Pink Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

$340

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

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

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

$430

Acne Studios - Grey Raya Mohair Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Raya Mohair Cardigan

$390

Opening Ceremony - Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Long Varsity Cardigan

$295 $174

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Napoli Cardigan

$235 $134

Gucci - Navy & Red GG Cardigan

Gucci

Navy & Red GG Cardigan

$1800

Maison Kitsuné - Navy Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Navy Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

$265 $233

Gucci - Red Elephant Patch Cardigan

Gucci

Red Elephant Patch Cardigan

$1380

Rick Owens - Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

$620 $347

Moncler Genius - 4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

Moncler Genius

4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

$1355

Thom Browne - Grey Boucle Rose Jacquard Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Boucle Rose Jacquard Cardigan

$1290 $800

See by Chloé - Burgundy Cotton Cardigan

See by Chloé

Burgundy Cotton Cardigan

$370 $244

Maison Kitsuné - Black Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Black Tricolor Fox Patch Cardigan

$315 $224

Balenciaga - Orange Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Orange Logo Cardigan

$1290

Totême - Black Mantova Cardigan

Totême

Black Mantova Cardigan

$495 $307

Thom Browne - Navy Tweed Aran Cable Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Tweed Aran Cable Long Cardigan

$950 $741

Balmain - Off-White Tie-Up Cardigan

Balmain

Off-White Tie-Up Cardigan

$2150 $1376

Sacai - Black Poplin Cardigan

Sacai

Black Poplin Cardigan

$730 $511

MM6 Maison Margiela - Black Extra Long Cardigan

MM6 Maison Margiela

Black Extra Long Cardigan

$585 $298

Lauren Manoogian - Grey Capote Hooded Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Grey Capote Hooded Cardigan

$590

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

Thom Browne

White Open Stitch Tipping Stripe V-Neck Cardigan

$1290 $748

Tricot Comme des Garçons - Black Back Pleat Cardigan

Tricot Comme des Garçons

Black Back Pleat Cardigan

$705 $247

Sacai - Grey Poplin Cardigan

Sacai

Grey Poplin Cardigan

$760 $509

Helmut Lang - White Distressed Lambswool Cardigan

Helmut Lang

White Distressed Lambswool Cardigan

$560 $258

McQ Alexander McQueen - Black Cut-Out Cardigan

McQ Alexander McQueen

Black Cut-Out Cardigan

$395 $158

3.1 Phillip Lim - Off-White Sailor Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Off-White Sailor Cardigan

$355 $185

Isabel Marant Etoile - Green Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Green Napoli Cardigan

$235 $172