MIAMI, Nov. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Peerless Clothing International for boy's tailored clothing, namely suits, sport coats, suit separates, dress pants, dress shirts and neckties under the Perry Ellis Portfolio® trademark in the U.S. and Canada. The Perry Ellis collection will be distributed in department stores and better specialty stores with a product launch in Spring 2017. As a designer, Perry Ellis played with fashion convention simply by not taking it so seriously. Following only what felt right. In doing so, he redefined the fashion industry. Today, this philosophy continues to inspire the Perry Ellis brand which offers an updated, modern play on classics - designed for those who want to follow their own individual sense of style. That's what it means to be...Very Perry. "We are enthusiastic about working with Peerless Clothing International. This collaboration is consistent with our initiatives to expand the Perry Ellis brand and we look forward to introducing the brand to a new generation of consumers," commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International. "We are excited to partner with Perry Ellis on the Portfolio brand in boys, where we feel there is a need for boys fashion at this level. This is a very exciting opportunity for our company," said Ronny Wurtzburger, President of Peerless Clothing International. About Perry Ellis International 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. 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®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.