January 28, 2015

Perry Ellis Launches Spring 2015 Advertising Campaign

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Perry Ellis launches the latest installment of the Very Perry advertising campaign with spring images that feature the first collection from new Creative Director Michael Maccari. His collection incorporates elements of nontraditional style and surprising fabrics, as well as performance-inspired sportswear.

Perry Ellis Spring 2015 Advertising Campaign (Photo: Business Wire)

Perry Ellis Spring 2015 Advertising Campaign (Photo: Business Wire)

"This season, designer Michael Maccari brings sophisticated, progressive designs that harken back to the brand's legacy of levity and wit," explains Perry Ellis International President & COO Oscar Feldenkreis. "The campaign is a great reflection of the brand's heritage, as well as an indicator of where the brand is headed."

The spring campaign continues to focus on a model interacting with himself, to showcase the versatile, multi-faceted nature of Perry Ellis apparel.

"In a Very Perry world, style is never fixed - but rather a fluid, ever-evolving mode of self-expression," explains Stephen Niedzwiecki, Chief Creative Officer for creative agency YARD.

The photographic images accompanying the Perry Ellis Spring 2015 advertising campaign explore duality and juxtaposition. In one shot, a model kicks through the frame of the image while his counterpart narrowly misses his foot. Another shows the model flipping himself in the air.

The campaign was shot by photographer Daniel Jackson and features model Mikus Lazarus and Chris Moore from Re:Quest Model Management.

The Perry Ellis Spring 2015 advertising campaign will be featured in the February issue of Men's Health and in March fashion books, including GQ, T Magazine, Esquire, Fast Company, ESPN, and OUT; as well as outdoor campaigns in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Canada, and digitally with targeted online placements across desktop, mobile and tablet.

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®, Jantzen®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, C&C California®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, 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.

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