Fashion: Join the cardigan clique

Often out of favour, the cardigan is very much back right now, and growing in versatility to boot

Alice chunky knit cardigan by Hope Macaulay

The cardigan first became a major fashion must-have in the 1920s, when Coco Chanel grew tired of ruining her hair every time she pulled on a man's jumper. It’s reappeared on the autumn/winter 2020 catwalks of the biggest names in fashion, including Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe, Miu Miu, Fendi and Loewe. Taylor Swift's lockdown album Folklore even featured a song dedicated to it.

So yes, the cardigan is back. And with every rebirth the cardigan ...