Mark Holgate from Vogue has written an article on the Corniche Archive Collection, which can be read on the British Vogue website

Mark, who has known Corniche for a long time, remembered purchasing a BodyMap Coat from us in the 1980s and on a recent visit to the shop was introduced to a small portion of our archive. which, it would be fair to say, he found impressive and important enough to justify an article.

The article focuses on the designers found within the archive and on Nina Grant the founder of Corniche. There are strong, early Japanese examples, represented by Kansai Yamamoto, Michiko Koshino, Issey Miyake going back to the early 1970s and later 1980-1990s Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto. From the UK Gold Label Vivienne Westwood late 1980s to 2000s, BodyMap, John Flett, Swanky Modes all innovative leaders in late 1970s to the 1980s UK fashion and styling and early Katharine Hamnett, Betty Jackson and Alexander McQueen amongst many other.

The European representation comprises Moschino (late 1980s to 1990s), Jean Paul Gaultier, Romeo Gigli, Christian Lacroix, Claude Montana and others all from the same period.

As Mark points out most of the pieces are “almost all of it minty-mint unworn, with a few things perhaps worn only a matter of a few times, at most“.

The article makes good reading and is very informative about the origins of Corniche and its development over its many years in the fashion world. We are currently compiling a comprehensive list of pieces within the archive and are displaying some pieces on the website, currently without pricing.