Denise Miller has been named president of Rafaella Sportswear, a division of Perry Ellis International Inc.

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Most recently, she was with G-III Apparel Group Ltd. as president of Calvin Klein suits and suit separates. Earlier, she spent nine years at Kellwood Co., where she served as president of David Meister, Democracy and Bice Dresses, and, before that, president of Liz Claiborne Dresses and Suits.

Miller will be based at Rafaella’s New York office and will be responsible for all aspects of the women’s sportswear business, including sales, design, merchandising and operations. She reports to Oscar Feldenkreis, vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of Perry Ellis International.

Miller succeeds Lana Todorovich, who has served as interim president of the Rafaella business. Todorovich will resume her role as president of swim, ladies’ activewear and shapewear.

In a move to strengthen its design and merchandising functions within Rafaella, Veronica Davis, executive vice president of design for Laundry by Shelli Segal, a division of PEI, will oversee those functions for both Laundry and Rafaella. Davis reports to Feldenkreis.

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