Clothing maker Perry Ellis International has signed a licensing agreement with Aberdeen Sportswear to make and distribute men's wear under the Perry Ellis, Perry Ellis Portfolio and Perry Ellis America brands.
A small men's outerwear collection will be available in spring 2005 with the main launch scheduled for autumn 2005. Distribution is planned through major department stores.

The company also announced the appointment of Jason Bunin to its design team.

Joe Stolz, president of Aberdeen Sportswear, one of America's biggest outerwear manufacturers, said: "We plan to make Perry Ellis one of the premiere outerwear department store labels.

"We are adding key personnel and a new showroom to help accomplish our objectives."

As well as its namesake line, Perry Ellis' brands include Jantzen and Cubavera.