NEW YORK — Perry Ellis has been off the women’s sportswear map for some time, but it’s about to be a landmark again.
Public Clothing Co., the newest group to hold the license, and parent Perry Ellis International are engaged in a multimillion-dollar relaunch of the iconic American sportswear brand, set to debut under the signature label this spring with the goal of entering about 300 to 350 specialty and department store doors. For the spring fashion show, about one-third of the show, set for Sept. 18 at the New York Public Library’s Celeste Bartos Forum, will be devoted to the new women’s sportswear line.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"