Leading apparel company Perry Ellis International Inc on Friday named Jerry Kaye creative director for the Perry Ellis brands.

The Florida-based company said Kaye will oversee the creative design process of Perry Ellis apparel and accessories for the company and all licensees and will report to the president of licensing.

It added Kaye has served as the executive vice president for design of the Salant/Perry Ellis menswear division for the past 10 years and also worked with other Salant brands as the creative director of their men's divisions.

Chairman and CEO, George Feldenkreis, commented: "Our recent acquisition of Salant unified the brand's management team for the first time.

"Jerry Kaye will provide Perry Ellis with a creative vision and single strong viewpoint that will run through all products and classifications."