Apparel group Perry Ellis International Inc has reported a 67.9 per cent increase in fourth quarter revenue to $145.4 million, up from $86.5m in the same period last year.

According to CEO George Feldenkreis, the company was "pleased" with its results for the quarter.

"The fourth quarter marked a noticeable change in consumer confidence that has carried into the beginning of this year," he said.

"The retail climate is now as strong as we have seen in several years and we are benefiting from robust sales.

"Our brands are doing exceptionally well at retail not only because of this shift in consumer confidence, but also because our delivery of fashion and colour ignited the business."

Perry Ellis owns brands including Grand Slam, Penguin Sport and John Henry.