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.

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Karrick Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Karrick Cardigan

$340

Isabel Marant Etoile - Grey Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Grey Napoli Cardigan

$275

Isabel Marant Etoile - Grey Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Grey Napoli Cardigan

$275

Marni - Red Wool Cardigan

Marni

Red Wool Cardigan

$790

Alexander Wang - Grey Wool Draped Neck Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Grey Wool Draped Neck Cardigan

$595

Alexander Wang - Black Zip Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Black Zip Cardigan

$650

Alexander Wang - Black Wool Draped Neck Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Black Wool Draped Neck Cardigan

$595

Regulation Yohji Yamamoto - Black R-Circle CD Knit Cardigan

Regulation Yohji Yamamoto

Black R-Circle CD Knit Cardigan

$1100

Versace - Black Wool Safety Pin Cardigan

Versace

Black Wool Safety Pin Cardigan

$1125

Versace - Black Wool 'Gianni Versace' Cardigan

Versace

Black Wool 'Gianni Versace' Cardigan

$1125

Tricot Comme des Garçons - Black Faux-Fur Hand-Knit Cardigan

Tricot Comme des Garçons

Black Faux-Fur Hand-Knit Cardigan

$860

Issey Miyake - Black Twist Chiffon Cardigan

Issey Miyake

Black Twist Chiffon Cardigan

$565

Ports 1961 - Blue Mohair Fully Fashioned Cardigan

Ports 1961

Blue Mohair Fully Fashioned Cardigan

$1295

Tibi - Pink Alpaca Cozette Cardigan

Tibi

Pink Alpaca Cozette Cardigan

$495

Shushu/Tong - White Raw Edge Cardigan

Shushu/Tong

White Raw Edge Cardigan

$645

Nanushka - Beige Cashmere Bella Cardigan

Nanushka

Beige Cashmere Bella Cardigan

$430

Christopher Kane - Pink Cupchain Cardigan

Christopher Kane

Pink Cupchain Cardigan

$1595

M Missoni - Green Norwegian Cardigan

M Missoni

Green Norwegian Cardigan

$940

Chimala - Black Quilted Cardigan

Chimala

Black Quilted Cardigan

$345

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Grey Wool Jersey Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Grey Wool Jersey Cardigan

$460

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Black Wool Jersey Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Black Wool Jersey Cardigan

$460

Blue Blue Japan - Black Compressed Wool Haori Cardigan

Blue Blue Japan

Black Compressed Wool Haori Cardigan

$560

3.1 Phillip Lim - Navy Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Navy Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

$595

3.1 Phillip Lim - White Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

White Merino Series Fairisle Patchwork Holiday Cardigan

$595

Balenciaga - Pink All Over Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Pink All Over Logo Cardigan

$1390

Victoria Victoria Beckham - White Knit Button Back Cardigan

Victoria Victoria Beckham

White Knit Button Back Cardigan

$480

Victoria Victoria Beckham - Blue Knit Button Back Cardigan

Victoria Victoria Beckham

Blue Knit Button Back Cardigan

$480

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

$1495

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

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