As far as the knit cardigan, I rather liked it although I bought it TTS and I think I should have sized up so it felt more generous like in the mainline, so I returned it. However, try wearing it with the shawl turned up like you did with your shawl coat the way Lemaire showed it in FW12. I always planned on wearing it underneath a regular blazer or coat as well, so you have the upturned rounded shawl contrasting a normal lapel.
Wow, thnks for the tip! Funny thing I actually chose that cardigan because of that FW 2013 pic but completely forgot about it ahha.. will def try to wear it that way :)