Savane Launches Full Sportswear Collection
MIAMI, July 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc.
(PEI)(Nasdaq:PERY) announces the launch of a full updated traditional
sportswear collection under its Savane^® brand. The expansion builds on the
brand's success as an innovator in the men's bottoms business, with the
addition of shirts, suit separates, sport coats and other key items to the
brand's current extensive offering of performance khakis, dress pants, denim
and walk shorts.
This full lifestyle expansion was initiated based on the brand's rapid growth
and requests for a wider array of Savane products from consumers who are loyal
to the brand. PEI views the expansion as the natural extension of the
continued commitment to produce broad, all-encompassing menswear performance
apparel designed to complement and simplify a man's multifaceted life and busy
Success of the Savane brand is based on our approach to menswear design;
performance, comfort and innovation. These three pillars will remain the focus
for all new initiatives for the brand. Innovation from the highly successful
Savane pants line will be rolled out into sports shirts, suit separates, and
sport coats, including the Travel Intelligence^® line, featuring superior
no-iron performance with next generation Crush Proof^® technology for ultimate
wrinkle resistance and recovery. Meanwhile, the brand continues to make the
inclusion of "out of sight" comfort elements a key cornerstone of their
product development, creating more comfortably fitting garments with no
compromise on style. Additionally, there will also be expansion of the Savane
Eco Start^® earth friendly, sustainability driven products that feature
Unifi's recycled Reprieve^® yarns.
"Savane is one of the fastest growing businesses in the PEI brand portfolio,"
said Oscar Feldenkreis, president and COO of Perry Ellis International. "Our
success and significant growth provides our key retail partners with a
successful brand platform and the confidence to invest in new categories for
an even wider profile to meet consumer needs."
Supporting this brand expansion is a marketing strategy that is designed to
reach and engage the consumer in new ways, leveraging a media plan that
balances branded point of sales presence, traditional print advertising,
(including ESPN Magazine) and strategically targeted digital efforts.
The current campaign, shot by respected fashion photographer Todd Norwood,
focuses on an overall "Sports/Athletic" aesthetic, with a high energy, clean,
clear graphic approach.
An in-store marketing launch of the Savane Eco Start chino produced a
tremendous win, generating great results at retail and garnering recognition
within the advertising industry, earning a 2014 Silver Addy award from the
prestigious American Advertising Federation in the category of Sales Promotion
For more information about Savane, please visit:www.Savane.com
About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and
licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel,
accessories and fragrances. The Company's collection of dress and casual
shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans
wear, active wear, dresses and men's and women's swimwear is available through
all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned
subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized
brands, including: Perry Ellis®, Jantzen®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, C&C
California®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Original Penguin®by
Munsingwear®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®,Manhattan®, Axist®, and Farah®.The
Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third
parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and
Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is
available at http://www.pery.com.
CONTACT: Lorraine Medici
VP of Marketing
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