Apparel maker Perry Ellis International Inc has tapped men's wear designer duo Duckie Brown to create a new apparel collection for the Perry Ellis sportswear brand.

The Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown will debut during New York Fashion Week in September, and will feature looks designed by Duckie Brown principals, Steven Cox and Daniel Silver. It will be available at retail for spring 2013.

"Steven and Daniel's talent for innovative men's wear has made a real impact in the industry and they also truly understand the Perry Ellis DNA," said Doug Jakubowski, the brand's chief merchandising officer.

"We look forward to presenting a fresh and exciting collection that combines their modern sensibility with the Perry Ellis heritage."

A selection of looks inspired by the new collection may be incorporated into the main Perry Ellis line.