MIAMI, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Perry Ellis) (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today a new license agreement with Taesok Optical Co. Limited for eyewear, both ophthalmic and sunglasses, under the Perry Ellis Portfolio® trademark in South Korea. The collection will be distributed in home shopping networks, online and optical stores with a product launch planned in Fall 2018.   

Perry Ellis believed fashion was fun, and should never be taken too seriously. Patterns, pops of color, new shapes and never before-seen styles — he embraced it all, rewriting the rules and redefining American sportswear. Today, the Perry Ellis brand is the go-to designer fashion brand that gives men confidence in every, and any, situation through innovative and versatile styles.

“We look forward to working closely with Taesok Optical’s design team to continue elevating and expanding the Perry Ellis brand in the South Korean market.  Our unique brand positioning and commitment to product excellence underscores our continued dedication to expand our global business,” remarked Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO and President of Perry Ellis International, Inc. 

Taesok Optical Co. Limited CEO Myung Seok Kwon added, "Taesok Optical has had, since our founding, a commitment to bring the top American brands to Korean consumers.  I am pleased to continue that commitment with the addition of Perry Ellis Portfolio to our roster of brands”.

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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®, An 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 and Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear.  Additional information on the Company is available at

About Taesok Optical Co. Limited

Taesok Optical Co. Limited was founded in 2003. The company sells a unique portfolio of domestic brands such as Brera, Defaye and Lapalette along with international licensed brands: Harry Mason and Vera Wang. The company is a top supplier to the home shopping channel and to optical stores as well as online.


Pamela Fields
VP International Licensing and Business Development

Mr. Myung Seok Kwon