Corneliani

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Corneliani S.p.A.
Type Private
Industry Fashion, menswear
Founded 1958 in Mantua, Italy
Founder(s) Claudio e Carlaberto Corneliani
Headquarters Mantua, Italy
Number of locations 90 single-brand boutiques and 700 multi-brand boutiques worldwide
Products Men's clothing
Services Made to Measure suits
Revenue €136.5 million (2012)
Owner(s) Corneliani family
Website www.corneliani.com

Corneliani is an Italian clothing manufacturer best known for its suits and sportcoats. The house style is less aggressive than Brioni but more structured than "soft" Neapolitan tailors such as Kiton.

History[edit]

The family-owned firm stretches back to the 1930s when Alfredo Corneliani, set up a craft business making raincoats and coats, which was then put on hold due to the outbreak of Second World War. Alfredo's sons Claudio and Carlalberto later set up Corneliani S.p.A. in Mantua in 1958.

In 1985 the company set up Corneliani USA Inc. in New York to distribute its ranges throughout the US and Canada.

In 1991 Carlalberto Corneliani, Group President, was awarded the Cavaliere del Lavoro honour for captains of industry by the Italian President.

In 1997 Corneliani opened its flagship store in Via Montenapoleone, in Milan.

In 2005 Corneliani received the Leonardo Prize for Quality, awarded by Italy’s President to Italian companies which with their activity help promote Italian-made goods.

In 2008 Corneliani opened a mono-brand boutique on London’s New Bond Street.

In 2012 Corneliani Shanghai Ltd was founded.

In 2013 the Group has opened a directly-owned flagship store in the heart of Shanghai, China.

The company distributes its products in over 70 countries worldwide through multi-brand stores and around 90 single-brand boutiques.

Its turnover in 2012 was €136.5 million

Corneliani also manufactures and delivers tailored made-to-measure suits worldwide.

Lines[edit]

Corneliani offers three lines:

  • Corneliani
  • Trend
  • CC Collection
  • Cornelaini ID

References[edit]

External links[edit]