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The Game Changer: A Statement Cardigan

To paraphrase a certain rap sensation whose stage name happens to be an abbreviation of the garment in focus here, this is the kind of button-down knit sweater that “makes money moves”. Gucci’s (above right) for example is designed like a classic tweed jacket – except that it isn’t tailored. Miu Miu’s (below right) is like a grown-up version of the preppy argyle knit, extended to sweep the ankles and dotted with crystals. MSGM (below left) refines the kind of fuzzy outers associated with the ’80s – still loud on colours and patterns, but minus the kitsch. Yep, the granny sweater is now the pop-star sweater. Throw it on and you’ll be “the hottest in the street”. Cardi B would approve.

This story first appeared in Female’s July 2018 print issue.

Christopher Kane cashmere, $1,565,
Embroidered tweed, $5,760, Gucci
Cotton-blend, price unavailable, MSGM
Embellished wool, $3,470, Miu Miu