US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked into two new licensing agreements with Black Label Clothing for tailored apparel and neckwear under the Original Penguin brand in the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe. 

Perry Ellis will design, manufacture and market men's tailored clothing including suits, jackets, trousers, waistcoats, formal shirts, formal coats as well as neckties for Black Label Clothing, an affiliate of Dayang Group China. 

Company president and COO, Oscar Feldenkreis, said the company is “confident that this collaboration will provide us with a platform for long-term growth consistent with our strategic initiative to expand globally”.

Black Label Clothing CEO Rupert Williams added: "In recent months we have seen a significant growth in corporate sales and made to measure tailoring, which supports the introduction of the Original Penguin brand, as part of our strategic expansion into Europe."