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 - Grey & White Open Stitch Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey & White Open Stitch Long Cardigan

$1690

Thom Browne - Navy & White Open Stitch Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy & White Open Stitch Long Cardigan

$1690

Thom Browne - Navy Rib Stitch Tipping Stripe Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Rib Stitch Tipping Stripe Cardigan

$990

Thom Browne - Grey Rib Stitch Tipping Stripe Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Rib Stitch Tipping Stripe Cardigan

$990

Thom Browne - Grey 4-Bar Exaggerated Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey 4-Bar Exaggerated Cardigan

$1450

Helmut Lang - Navy Wrap Cardigan

Helmut Lang

Navy Wrap Cardigan

$395

Maison Margiela - Grey Gauge 3 Felted Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Grey Gauge 3 Felted Cardigan

$1085

Maison Margiela - Grey Gauge 3 Felted Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Grey Gauge 3 Felted Cardigan

$1085

Marques Almeida - Red Oversized Feather Cardigan

Marques Almeida

Red Oversized Feather Cardigan

$495

MSGM - SSENSE Exclusive Pink & Yellow Check Varsity Cardigan

MSGM

SSENSE Exclusive Pink & Yellow Check Varsity Cardigan

$645

Thom Browne - Navy Oversized Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Oversized Cardigan

$650 $520

Rokh - Beige & Black Check Button-Down Cardigan

Rokh

Beige & Black Check Button-Down Cardigan

$435 $300

Gucci - Reversible Blue Logo Cardigan

Gucci

Reversible Blue Logo Cardigan

$2700

Studio Nicholson - Beige Ono Breezy Cardigan

Studio Nicholson

Beige Ono Breezy Cardigan

$525 $378

Alexander McQueen - Off-White Knit Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Off-White Knit Cardigan

$1250 $750

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Men's Fit Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Men's Fit Heart Cardigan

$330

Comme des Garçons Play - Black & Red Men's Fit Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black & Red Men's Fit Heart Cardigan

$330

Comme des Garçons Play - Black & Red Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black & Red Heart Cardigan

$390

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey & Black Men's Fit Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey & Black Men's Fit Heart Cardigan

$330

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey & White Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey & White Heart Cardigan

$355

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey & Red Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey & Red Heart Cardigan

$315

Molly Goddard - Black Malina Cardigan

Molly Goddard

Black Malina Cardigan

$420 $307

Simon Miller - Green Senoia Cardigan

Simon Miller

Green Senoia Cardigan

$310 $254

Thom Browne - Navy Aran Cable Funmix Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Aran Cable Funmix Cardigan

$750 $570

Thom Browne - White Aran Cable Funmix Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Aran Cable Funmix Cardigan

$750 $578

Gucci - Pink Lurex Oversized Cardigan

Gucci

Pink Lurex Oversized Cardigan

$1900

Gucci - Purple Lurex Oversized Cardigan

Gucci

Purple Lurex Oversized Cardigan

$1900

Burberry - Black Cashmere Monogram Cardigan

Burberry

Black Cashmere Monogram Cardigan

$620 $490

Burberry - Pink Cashmere Monogram Cardigan

Burberry

Pink Cashmere Monogram Cardigan

$620 $490

Burberry - Beige Cashmere Monogram Cardigan

Burberry

Beige Cashmere Monogram Cardigan

$620 $490

Altuzarra - Orange Cropped Cardigan

Altuzarra

Orange Cropped Cardigan

$595 $357

Maryam Nassir Zadeh - Tan Cropped Cardigan

Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Tan Cropped Cardigan

$290 $186

Alanui - Pink Cashmere Baja Cardigan

Alanui

Pink Cashmere Baja Cardigan

$2210 $1282

Alanui - Grey Cashmere Take It Easy Cardigan

Alanui

Grey Cashmere Take It Easy Cardigan

$3850 $2464

Alanui - Black Cashmere Floral Cardigan

Alanui

Black Cashmere Floral Cardigan

$2035 $1180

Maison Kitsuné - Black Classic Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Black Classic Cardigan

$315 $243

Maison Kitsuné - Red Wool Classic Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Red Wool Classic Cardigan

$315 $236

Maison Kitsuné - Navy Classic Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Navy Classic Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$315 $236

MSGM - Red & Pink Tie-Dye Cardigan

MSGM

Red & Pink Tie-Dye Cardigan

$545 $387

RED Valentino - Black Swallow Patch Cardigan

RED Valentino

Black Swallow Patch Cardigan

$695 $493

The Row - Khaki Ardi Cardigan

The Row

Khaki Ardi Cardigan

$2690

Marc Jacobs - Green Short Sleeve Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Green Short Sleeve Cardigan

$895

Marc Jacobs - Gold Open Knit Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Gold Open Knit Cardigan

$595

Issey Miyake - Black Brushed AP Solid Cardigan

Issey Miyake

Black Brushed AP Solid Cardigan

$610 $305

Undercover - Green Knit Cardigan

Undercover

Green Knit Cardigan

$1075 $688

rag & bone - Red & Blue Nassau Cardigan

rag & bone

Red & Blue Nassau Cardigan

$450 $302

Moncler Genius - 4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

Moncler Genius

4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

$1355

Marc Jacobs - Pink Cropped Knit Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Pink Cropped Knit Cardigan

$695

Lauren Manoogian - White Links Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

White Links Cardigan

$570 $382

Comme des Garçons Girl - Red Bow Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

Red Bow Cardigan

$460 $345

Tricot Comme des Garçons - Navy Logo Cardigan

Tricot Comme des Garçons

Navy Logo Cardigan

$520 $307

Comme des Garçons Girl - White Bow Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

White Bow Cardigan

$460 $354

Tricot Comme des Garçons - Black Logo Cardigan

Tricot Comme des Garçons

Black Logo Cardigan

$520 $296

Totême - Black Cassino Cardigan

Totême

Black Cassino Cardigan

$360 $263

Thom Browne - White Trompe L'Oeil Pleated Cardigan

Thom Browne

White Trompe L'Oeil Pleated Cardigan

$1500 $1050

Thom Browne - Pink Classic Stripe Cardigan

Thom Browne

Pink Classic Stripe Cardigan

$850 $612

Thom Browne - Navy Classic Stripe Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Classic Stripe Cardigan

$850 $604

Thom Browne - Navy Whale Icon Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Whale Icon Cardigan

$1390 $1029

Thom Browne - Navy 4-Bar Gnome Scenery Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy 4-Bar Gnome Scenery Cardigan

$1490 $1013

Thom Browne - Grey Classic Stripe Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Classic Stripe Cardigan

$850 $595