US apparel business Perry Ellis International has assumed control of its men's bottom's and accessories businesses in Canada.

Perry Ellis will begin shipping products to its retail customers from spring 2016, with deliveries to start in January.

The company said it expects to leverage its men's collection sportswear by taking direct control of the men's bottom's and accessories and accelerating growth in Canada.

Perry Ellis' license agreement with Grand National Apparel for these product categories will terminate on 31 December.

CEO George Feldenkreis, said: "While PEI appreciates the efforts and the fine work of Grand National, this is another step in achieving our strategic initiative to expand our profitable international direct business. Canada is a growing market for our company and we believe we can leverage our Canadian platform and serve our customer base directly within our core competencies."