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.

rag & bone - Off-White Merino Dianna Cardigan

rag & bone

Off-White Merino Dianna Cardigan

$395

rag & bone - Black Merino Dianna Cardigan

rag & bone

Black Merino Dianna Cardigan

$395

Acne Studios - Beige Wool Kirstie Cardigan

Acne Studios

Beige Wool Kirstie Cardigan

$420

Acne Studios - Brown Wool Kirstie Cardigan

Acne Studios

Brown Wool Kirstie Cardigan

$420

Acne Studios - Blue Alpaca Cropped Kari Cardigan

Acne Studios

Blue Alpaca Cropped Kari Cardigan

$380

Acne Studios - Brown Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

Acne Studios

Brown Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

$440

Acne Studios - Grey Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

$440

Acne Studios - Grey Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Alpaca Ribbed Kianne Cardigan

$440

Acne Studios - Blue Wool Kirstie Cardigan

Acne Studios

Blue Wool Kirstie Cardigan

$420

Acne Studios - Black Alpaca Cropped Kari Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Alpaca Cropped Kari Cardigan

$380

Gucci - Blue Wool GG Short Sleeve Cardigan

Gucci

Blue Wool GG Short Sleeve Cardigan

$1980

Gucci - Off-White Jacquard GG Apple Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Jacquard GG Apple Cardigan

$2890

Thom Browne - Navy Exaggerated Sleeve 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Exaggerated Sleeve 4-Bar Cardigan

$1350

Lisa Marie Fernandez - Blue Seersucker Cropped Cardigan

Lisa Marie Fernandez

Blue Seersucker Cropped Cardigan

$195

Thom Browne - Pink Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Pink Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

$1390

Thom Browne - Multicolor Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Multicolor Milano Stitch 4-Bar Cardigan

$1390

Thom Browne - Grey Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

$1450

Thom Browne - Navy Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Milano Stitch 4-Bar Long Cardigan

$1450

Thom Browne - Grey Silk V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Silk V-Neck Cardigan

$1250

Marni - Convertible Yellow & Beige Tied Sleeves Cardigan

Marni

Convertible Yellow & Beige Tied Sleeves Cardigan

$1190

Gucci - Navy & Red Lurex Interlocking G Cardigan

Gucci

Navy & Red Lurex Interlocking G Cardigan

$1890

Gucci - Red Double Pocket Cardigan

Gucci

Red Double Pocket Cardigan

$1980

Off-White - Black Industrial Cardigan

Off-White

Black Industrial Cardigan

$860

Arch The - Black Half Sleeve Cardigan

Arch The

Black Half Sleeve Cardigan

$270

Arch The - Off-White Half Sleeve Cardigan

Arch The

Off-White Half Sleeve Cardigan

$270

Lauren Manoogian - White Capote Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

White Capote Cardigan

$590

Burberry - Beige Glaisnock Cardigan

Burberry

Beige Glaisnock Cardigan

$820

Gucci - Navy 'Loved' Cardigan

Gucci

Navy 'Loved' Cardigan

$2200

rag & bone - Black Wool Joseph Cardigan

rag & bone

Black Wool Joseph Cardigan

$495

Acne Studios - Black Keve Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Keve Cardigan

$340

Acne Studios - Pink Keve Cardigan

Acne Studios

Pink Keve Cardigan

$340

Acne Studios - Brown Wool Keva Face Cardigan

Acne Studios

Brown Wool Keva Face Cardigan

$310

Acne Studios - Green Wool Keva Face Cardigan

Acne Studios

Green Wool Keva Face Cardigan

$310

Gucci - Off-White Tweed Oversized Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Tweed Oversized Cardigan

$3300

Lauren Manoogian - Brown Capote Cardigan

Lauren Manoogian

Brown Capote Cardigan

$590

Marni - Red Wool Cardigan

Marni

Red Wool Cardigan

$790

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

Acne Studios - Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Mohair Rives Cardigan

$520

Tibi - Pink Alpaca Cozette Cardigan

Tibi

Pink Alpaca Cozette Cardigan

$495

Acne Studios - Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Mohair Raya Cardigan

$430

Gucci - Black & Off-White Oversized Houndstooth Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Off-White Oversized Houndstooth Cardigan

$3500

Thom Browne - Navy Classic Short V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Classic Short V-Neck Cardigan

$1690

Gucci - Blue & Gold Oversized Cardigan

Gucci

Blue & Gold Oversized Cardigan

$4300

Gucci - Off-White Crochet Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Crochet Cardigan

$4200

Gucci - Black & Red Colourblocked G Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Red Colourblocked G Cardigan

$1600

Gucci - Black & Gold Lamé G Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Gold Lamé G Cardigan

$1800

Gucci - Orange Belted Cardigan

Gucci

Orange Belted Cardigan

$3600

Gucci - Black & Gold Lurex GG Cardigan

Gucci

Black & Gold Lurex GG Cardigan

$1500

Gucci - Black Lurex Cardigan

Gucci

Black Lurex Cardigan

$1300

Gucci - Off-White Tweed Cardigan

Gucci

Off-White Tweed Cardigan

$3300

Gucci - Purple Jacquard GG Cherry Cardigan

Gucci

Purple Jacquard GG Cherry Cardigan

$2800

Thom Browne - Grey Loopback 4-Bar Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Loopback 4-Bar Cardigan

$750

Miu Miu - Khaki Jacquard Shetland Cardigan

Miu Miu

Khaki Jacquard Shetland Cardigan

$1140

Gucci - Pink & Black Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

Gucci

Pink & Black Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

$2250

Gucci - Green & Yellow Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

Gucci

Green & Yellow Jacquard Stripe GG Poncho

$2250

Miu Miu - Pink Mohair Leopard Cardigan

Miu Miu

Pink Mohair Leopard Cardigan

$1680

Gucci - White GG Cardigan

Gucci

White GG Cardigan

$1800

Miu Miu - Purple & Red Striped Cardigan

Miu Miu

Purple & Red Striped Cardigan

$840

Gucci - Black Tweed Cardigan

Gucci

Black Tweed Cardigan

$2980