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.

Opening Ceremony - Black Long Varsity Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Long Varsity Cardigan

$295

Off-White - Black Cuff Over Cardigan

Off-White

Black Cuff Over Cardigan

$1750

Isabel Marant Etoile - Black Napoli Sweater

Isabel Marant Etoile

Black Napoli Sweater

$235

Isabel Marant Etoile - Pink Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Pink Napoli Cardigan

$235

Isabel Marant Etoile - Green Napoli Cardigan

Isabel Marant Etoile

Green Napoli Cardigan

$235

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

Acne Studios - Brown Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

Acne Studios

Brown Mohair Long Raya Cardigan

$430

Acne Studios - Black Neve Face Cardigan

Acne Studios

Black Neve Face Cardigan

$320

Tibi - Grey Airy Cardigan

Tibi

Grey Airy Cardigan

$475

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Ribbed Cardigan

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Ribbed Cardigan

$885

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Soft Cardigan

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Soft Cardigan

$1000

Opening Ceremony - Black Varsity Striped Long Cardigan

Opening Ceremony

Black Varsity Striped Long Cardigan

$325

Totême - Navy Merino Plana Cardigan

Totême

Navy Merino Plana Cardigan

$385

Totême - Brown Merino Plana Cardigan

Totême

Brown Merino Plana Cardigan

$385

See by Chloé - Burgundy Cotton Cardigan

See by Chloé

Burgundy Cotton Cardigan

$370

See by Chloé - White Cotton Cardigan

See by Chloé

White Cotton Cardigan

$370

Maison Kitsuné - Pink Merino Round Neck Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Pink Merino Round Neck Cardigan

$295

Maison Kitsuné - Green Merino Round neck Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Green Merino Round neck Cardigan

$295

Maison Kitsuné - Grey Merino Round Neck Cardigan

Maison Kitsuné

Grey Merino Round Neck Cardigan

$295

Maison Margiela - Black Gauge 14 Cardigan

Maison Margiela

Black Gauge 14 Cardigan

$640

Christopher Kane - Black Cashmere Zipper Cardigan

Christopher Kane

Black Cashmere Zipper Cardigan

$1095

Alexander Wang - Black Snap Fitted Cardigan

Alexander Wang

Black Snap Fitted Cardigan

$595

Loewe - Navy Anagram Short Cardigan

Loewe

Navy Anagram Short Cardigan

$550

Stella McCartney - Off-White Mix Material Cardigan

Stella McCartney

Off-White Mix Material Cardigan

$1315

McQ Alexander McQueen - Black Cut-Out Cardigan

McQ Alexander McQueen

Black Cut-Out Cardigan

$495

Carven - Multicolor Fair Isle Cardigan

Carven

Multicolor Fair Isle Cardigan

$440

3.1 Phillip Lim - Navy Aran Cable Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Navy Aran Cable Cardigan

$595

3.1 Phillip Lim - Off-White Aran Cable Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Off-White Aran Cable Cardigan

$595

3.1 Phillip Lim - Off-White Sailor Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim

Off-White Sailor Cardigan

$395

Helmut Lang - White Brushed Wool Cardigan

Helmut Lang

White Brushed Wool Cardigan

$485

Marc Jacobs - Black Bracelet Sleeve Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Black Bracelet Sleeve Cardigan

$395

Loewe - Off-White Squirrels Cardigan

Loewe

Off-White Squirrels Cardigan

$1650

Acne Studios - Grey Neve Face Cardigan

Acne Studios

Grey Neve Face Cardigan

$320

Marc Jacobs - Blue Wool Cable Knit Cardigan

Marc Jacobs

Blue Wool Cable Knit Cardigan

$575

Balenciaga - Black Jacquard Logo Cardigan

Balenciaga

Black Jacquard Logo Cardigan

$1290

Rick Owens - Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Medium Wrap Cardigan

$620

Rick Owens - Black Long Wrap Cardigan

Rick Owens

Black Long Wrap Cardigan

$720

Rosetta Getty - Beige Cashmere Cape Cardigan

Rosetta Getty

Beige Cashmere Cape Cardigan

$1990

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Double Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Double Heart Cardigan

$365

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey & Red Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey & Red Heart Cardigan

$390

Comme des Garçons Play - Red Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Red Heart Patch Cardigan

$390

Comme des Garçons Play - Grey & White Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Grey & White Heart Cardigan

$405

Gucci - White Wool 'Guccy' Tiger Cardigan

Gucci

White Wool 'Guccy' Tiger Cardigan

$3980

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Heart Cardigan

$410

Thom Browne - Grey Cashmere Classic Four Bar V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Grey Cashmere Classic Four Bar V-Neck Cardigan

$1690

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

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Men's Fit Heart Patch V-Neck Cardigan

$415

Comme des Garçons Play - Tan & Black Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Tan & Black Heart Patch Cardigan

$425

Comme des Garçons Play - Ivory & Black Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Ivory & Black Heart Patch Cardigan

$425

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Double Heart Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Double Heart Cardigan

$330

Thom Browne - Tricolor Classic V-Neck Funmix Cardigan

Thom Browne

Tricolor Classic V-Neck Funmix Cardigan

$1550

Thom Browne - Navy Classic Short V-Neck Cardigan

Thom Browne

Navy Classic Short V-Neck Cardigan

$1690

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Wool Heart Patch Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Wool Heart Patch Cardigan

$305

Lanvin - Black Draped Shrug

Lanvin

Black Draped Shrug

$1990

Comme des Garçons Play - Black Polka Dot Cardigan

Comme des Garçons Play

Black Polka Dot Cardigan

$495