Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY), owner of Perry Ellis®, the classic American sportswear brand, announces that it has entered into an agreement with CFDA-nominated menswear designers Duckie Brown. The collection, called Perry Ellis® by Duckie Brown®, marks the first apparel collaboration for the Perry Ellis brand and Duckie Brown.

The first collection will debut during New York Fashion Week in September 2012 and will feature looks designed by Duckie Brown principals, Steven Cox and Daniel Silver.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Duckie Brown. Steven and Daniel’s talent for innovative menswear has made a real impact in the industry and they also truly understand the Perry Ellis DNA,” said Doug Jakubowski, the brand’s Chief Merchandising Officer. “We look forward to presenting a fresh and exciting collection that combines their modern sensibility with the Perry Ellis heritage.”

A selection of looks inspired from the Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown collection may be incorporated into the main Perry Ellis collection. Perry Ellis will continue to produce the main Perry Ellis collection in addition to the Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown collection.

“Perry Ellis is synonymous with classic-yet-updated men’s apparel and the brand has a vibrant legacy” said Steven Cox and Daniel Silver. “This opportunity has enormous potential and we are looking forward to bringing a new articulation of that legacy to retail.”

The Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown collection will be made available to select retailers and Perry Ellis stores for spring 2013.

About Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel, accessories and fragrances, as well as select children's apparel. The Company's collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men's and women's swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis (R), Jantzen (R), Laundry by Shelli Segal (R), C&C California (R), Rafaella (R), Cubavera (R), Centro (R), Solero (R), Munsingwear (R), Savane (R), Original Penguin (R) by Munsingwear (R), Grand Slam (R), Natural Issue (R), Pro Player (R), the Havanera Co. (R), Axis (R), Tricots St. Raphael (R), Gotcha (R), Girl Star (R), MCD (R), John Henry (R), Mondo di Marco (R), Redsand (R), Manhattan (R), Axist (R), Farah (R), Anchor Blue (R) and Miller's Outpost (R). The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Pierre Cardin (R) for men's sportswear, Nike (R) and Jag (R) for swimwear, and Callaway (R), TOP-FLITE (R), PGA TOUR (R) and Champions Tour (R) for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at

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