Perry Ellis founded his eponymous fashion label in 1976 when he released his first women’s sportswear collection. Two years later, in 1978, Perry Ellis International was officially established, producing luxury sportswear for men and women. The brand is seen as having had a huge impact upon fashion at the time, as Perry Ellis tended to move away from traditional notions and instead incorporated new ideas into his designs. The designer believed fashion should not be taken too seriously, and utilised new patterns, colourways and shapes that had not been seen before. American sportswear was redefined and modernised through an innovative and open-minded approach to design.
To this day, Perry Ellis remains forward-thinking and fun, and now encompasses menswear, shoes, fragrance and accessories. From suits to casualwear to pyjamas, the brand remains true to its heritage, incorporating exciting patterns and colour palettes into designs, though remaining wearable through refined shapes and expert cuts. Classic suits and polished separates are available in a variety of traditional shades, while printed polos, t-shirts and shorts exude a signature Perry Ellis style. Stripes, florals, checks and abstract designs adorn crew necks and cotton shirts alike, finished expertly to ensure that these pieces remain sophisticated and stylish. Across all collections, there is the option for subtlety or extravagance, meaning that there are pieces for every preference and occasion. Sleek silhouettes are offered with minimal detailing or with an extravagant edge, ensuring that Perry Ellis designs cater to every modern man.
With stores located throughout the USA, Perry Ellis designs can also be found online, through the brand’s own website.