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.

M Missoni - Red Cropped Knit Cardigan

M Missoni

Red Cropped Knit Cardigan

$935

Alexander McQueen - Pink Wool Three-Quarter Sleeve Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Pink Wool Three-Quarter Sleeve Cardigan

$890

Alexander McQueen - Black Wool Three-Quarter Sleeve Cardigan

Alexander McQueen

Black Wool Three-Quarter Sleeve Cardigan

$890

Sacai - Off-White Wool Zip Cardigan

Sacai

Off-White Wool Zip Cardigan

$1075

Sacai - Navy & Green Bomber Cardigan

Sacai

Navy & Green Bomber Cardigan

$1075

Opening Ceremony - SSENSE Exclusive Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

SSENSE Exclusive Black Long Varsity Cardigan

$295

Marc Jacobs - Pink & Black Wool Printed Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Pink & Black Wool Printed Cardigan

$325

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy - Black Lord Of The Flies Cardigan

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

Black Lord Of The Flies Cardigan

$580

Balmain - Black Mohair Belted Cardigan

Balmain

Black Mohair Belted Cardigan

$2075

Balmain - Off-White Mohair Belted Cardigan

Balmain

Off-White Mohair Belted Cardigan

$2075

Burberry - Red Vintage Check Elbow Patch Dornoch Cardigan

Burberry

Red Vintage Check Elbow Patch Dornoch Cardigan

$390

Burberry - Beige Merino Icon Stripe Scioto Cardigan

Burberry

Beige Merino Icon Stripe Scioto Cardigan

$620

Burberry - Black Vintage Check Elbow Patch Dornoch Cardigan

Burberry

Black Vintage Check Elbow Patch Dornoch Cardigan

$390

Rick Owens - Black Long Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Long Wrap Cardigan

$740

Rick Owens - Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

$640

Isabel Marant Etoile - Grey Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Grey Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

$245

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Alpaca Scott Tweedy Knit Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Alpaca Scott Tweedy Knit Cardigan

$485

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

$260

Isabel Marant Etoile - Tan Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Tan Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

$245

Isabel Marant Etoile - Black Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Black Napoli Regular Knit Cardigan

$245

3.1 Phillip Lim - Grey Pearls Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Grey Pearls Cardigan

$495

3.1 Phillip Lim - SSENSE Exclusive White Pearls Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

SSENSE Exclusive White Pearls Cardigan

$495

Versace - Black Mohair Cardigan

Versace

Black Mohair Cardigan

$675

Max Mara - Black Gong Cardigan

Max Mara

Black Gong Cardigan

$745

Acne Studios - Black Wool Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Wool Neve Face Raglan Cardigan

$340

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

Helmut Lang - Navy Wrap Cardigan

Helmut Lang

Navy Wrap Cardigan

$395

Jacquemus - Navy 'Le Cardigan Tordu' Cardigan

Jacquemus

Navy 'Le Cardigan Tordu' Cardigan

$425 $230

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

Opening Ceremony - Red Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Red Long Varsity Cardigan

$295 $121

3.1 Phillip Lim - Black Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Black Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

$495 $193

Opening Ceremony - Black Wool Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Wool Varsity Cardigan

$295

3.1 Phillip Lim - Blue Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Blue Side Slit Lofty Cardigan

$505 $157

Sacai - Grey & White Panelled Cardigan

Sacai

Grey & White Panelled Cardigan

$630 $328

Moncler Genius - 4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

Moncler Genius

4 Moncler Simone Rocha Black Cashmere Cardigan

$1355

Burberry - Black Cashmere Monogram Cardigan

Burberry

Black Cashmere Monogram Cardigan

$620 $273

Opening Ceremony - Grey & White Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Grey & White Long Varsity Cardigan

$325

Thom Browne - Navy Oversized Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Oversized Cardigan

$650 $520

Balenciaga - Orange Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Orange Logo Cardigan

$1290

Balenciaga - Black & Off-White All Over Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Black & Off-White All Over Logo Cardigan

$1390

Comme des Garçons Girl - Navy Wool Georgette Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

Navy Wool Georgette Cardigan

$665 $286

Kenzo - Pink Bamboo Tiger Cardigan

Kenzo

Pink Bamboo Tiger Cardigan

$370 $241

Joseph - Navy Cashmere Cardigan

Joseph

Navy Cashmere Cardigan

$325 $211

Marc Jacobs - Gold Open Knit Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Gold Open Knit Cardigan

$595 $339

Joseph - Off-White Cashmere Cardigan

Joseph

Off-White Cashmere Cardigan

$360 $238

Maison Kitsuné - Navy Classic Tricolor Fox Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Navy Classic Tricolor Fox Cardigan

$315 $236

Molly Goddard - Black Malina Cardigan

Molly Goddard

Black Malina Cardigan

$420 $202

3.1 Phillip Lim - Off-White Ribbed Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Off-White Ribbed Cardigan

$395 $162

Balenciaga - Grey & Black Oversized Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Grey & Black Oversized Logo Cardigan

$1390

3.1 Phillip Lim - Black Ribbed Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Black Ribbed Cardigan

$395 $154

Comme des Garçons Girl - Off-White Wool Georgette Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Girl

Off-White Wool Georgette Cardigan

$665 $273

Rick Owens - Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

$620 $378

Comme des Garçons - Black Slit Belly Cardigan

Comme des Garçons

Black Slit Belly Cardigan

$820 $426

Maryam Nassir Zadeh - Tan Cropped Cardigan

Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Tan Cropped Cardigan

$290 $177

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Double Heart Patch Cardigan

$335

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Ribbed Cardigan

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Ribbed Cardigan

$885 $257