Perry Ellis International (PEI) will debut its premier collection of Guy Harvey lifestyle apparel for men, women and children at this year’s Surf Expo, January 10 – January 12, 2019 at the Orlando Convention Center. The Fall ‘19 collection is the first Guy Harvey product launch from PEI since signing a global licensing agreement (effective July 2019) with the world-renowned artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey.
Visitors to the Guy Harvey booth (#1448 in the Boutique Section) at Surf Expo will see an expansion of Guy Harvey apparel in both the performance and lifestyle categories, including tees, technical fishing, headwear, sportswear, swim and layering. PEI will elevate the feel, fit and functionality of Guy Harvey apparel by using the advanced fabric technologies the company has become known for. Buyers can expect more new designs, colors and artwork than ever before.
“By combining great design with high-quality fabrics, this easy-to-wear collection gives you everything you need to be comfortable, whether you’re sportfishing, swimming or relaxing on the beach,” said Joel Blumenthal, President of Sportswear Division.
Visitors to the booth will also see a display of Dr. Harvey’s iconic ocean-inspired artwork, all of which is available for potential wholesale opportunities. Through his art, apparel and merchandise, Dr. Harvey brings the wonders of the sea to everyday life in order to inspire the world to be better stewards of ocean resources and help save the seas for future generations. He continues his relentless pursuit to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife he paints.
According to Dr. Harvey, “Perry Ellis International is an industry leader. The company’s expertise in lifestyle brands and experience across broad apparel product categories will expand our reach to new audiences.”
In addition to Guy Harvey apparel, a new line of Guy Harvey boating and coastal casual footwear will also be shown in the booth. As the new licensee for footwear, Jack Schwartz Shoes, Inc. will be offering sandals, boat shoes, and casual canvas shoes.
Through the purchase of Guy Harvey apparel and footwear, consumers can enjoy the undersea world in their everyday life and help save the seas for future generations. Both Perry Ellis International and Jack Schwartz Shoes will contribute a portion of the proceeds from their sales of Guy Harvey products to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-profit organization which funds scientific research and educational initiatives.
“We truly appreciate the support in our ocean conservation efforts,” said Dr. Harvey. “This is an incredible opportunity for both Guy Harvey Enterprises and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.”
The apparel collection will be available at select department stores, sporting goods and specialty stores as well as online.
Interested parties are asked to make an appointment to see the collection at Surf Expo by contacting Michaelle Rodriguez at [email protected] or 305-873-1230.
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®, An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® for swimwear, Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel and Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear. Additional information on the company is available at http://www.pery.com.
About Guy Harvey
Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. His childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw, but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. Having graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977, Guy returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in 1984. Though he gave up a budding career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed artist, Guy has continued his relentless pursuit to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife he paints. For more information, please visit www.guyharvey.com.
About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem
About Jack Schwartz Shoes Inc.
Jack Schwartz Shoes Inc., (JSSI) is an American family-owned business that has been a manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of footwear for almost 80 years. Our mission has always been to provide fashionable, comfortable and durable products. With 4 generations of family, and 8 decades of experience, our versatility and unparalleled perseverance are the keys to our success. With offices in Soho, New York and Guangzhou, China, JSSI owns
and manufactures Lugz Footwear and British Knights Sneakers and holds the exclusive men’s footwear license for Andrew Marc, Marc New York, Guy Harvey and Emeril Lagasse. For more information about JSSI and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit www.jssi.com.