Perry Ellis

Born in Portsmouth Virginia in 1940, retail buyer turned designer Perry Ellis started his career purchasing the works of which he would eventually become famous . Working first as a buyer and then as a design director. Though he was unable to sketch, Ellis was asked by his employers to design a fashion collection based on his intimate knowledge of the industry. His first women’s sportswear line, Portfolio, was introduced in 1976 and was an immediate hit. His clean yet casual style filled a void ... Read More

Perry Ellis