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.

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

Gucci - Reversible Blue Logo Cardigan

Gucci

Reversible Blue Logo Cardigan

$2700

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 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

Gucci - Pink Lurex Oversized Cardigan

Gucci

Pink Lurex Oversized Cardigan

$1900

Gucci - Purple Lurex Oversized Cardigan

Gucci

Purple Lurex Oversized Cardigan

$1900

Thom Browne - Grey Cashmere 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Cashmere 4-Bar Cardigan

$1690

Thom Browne - Navy Classic Stripe Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Classic Stripe Cardigan

$850

Thom Browne - Grey Classic Stripe Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Classic Stripe Cardigan

$850

Moncler Genius - 4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

Moncler Genius

4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

$1355

Gucci - Blue Oversized 'A' Varsity Cardigan

Gucci

Blue Oversized 'A' Varsity Cardigan

$2500

Gucci - Black Oversized Varsity Cardigan

Gucci

Black Oversized Varsity Cardigan

$2500

Gucci - Navy GG Jacquard Cardigan

Gucci

Navy GG Jacquard Cardigan

$1500

Thom Browne - Navy Grosgrain Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Grosgrain Cuff V-Neck Cardigan

$1290

Gucci - Black & Off-White Check Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Off-White Check Cardigan

$4500

Gucci - Black & Gold GG Motif Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Gold GG Motif Cardigan

$1980

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

$335

Acne Studios - Grey Raya Mohair Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Raya Mohair Cardigan

$410

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

$430

Comme des Garçons Play - Red Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Red Heart Patch Cardigan

$390

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Heart Cardigan

$410

Comme des Garçons Play - Ivory & Black Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Ivory & Black Heart Patch Cardigan

$425

Thom Browne - Navy Classic Short V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Classic Short V-Neck Cardigan

$1395

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Polka Dot Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Polka Dot Cardigan

$495