Cubavera Sponsors Ocean Drive Magazine’s Annual Fall Fashion Preview Party

Cubavera Sponsors Ocean Drive Magazine’s Annual Fall Fashion Preview Party



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MIAMI–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 15, 2003–Cubavera(R), Fashion with Latin Flavor, proudly announces its sponsorship of Ocean Drive magazine’s annual Fall Fashion Preview Party. This exclusive, invitation only event will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2003, at the Murano Grande on Miami Beach. Vignettes will feature South Beach’s sexiest models showing off today’s hottest fashion and jewelry designs. Guests can mingle with the area’s trendiest designers, notables and VIPs while seeing fall’s newest fashions on display.

Cubavera(R) models will be wearing the fall collection’s short-sleeve knits and long-sleeve bohemian pieces. “Pushing the fashion envelope has long been a key ingredient of the Cubavera(R) design team. The opportunity to showcase these new styles at Ocean Drive’s Fall Fashion Preview Party among South Beach’s fashion savvy gives Cubavera(R) the exposure and recognition it deserves,” explained Lori Medici, vice president of marketing for Perry Ellis International. “Participation in this event is an innovative way to rise above traditional advertising.”

Cubavera(R) has planned a unique vignette designed to dazzle both fashion pros and special guests.

In addition to the evening’s entertainment, attendees will receive gift bags filled with items from the event’s sponsors. For more information on the Cubavera(R) collection or your nearest Burdines, go to http://www.cubavera.com.

About Perry Ellis International Inc.

Perry Ellis International Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY) (PEI) is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s sportswear, including casual and dress casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear and swimwear to all levels of retail distribution. PEI, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns or licenses a portfolio of brands that includes 25 of the leading names in fashion such as Perry Ellis(R), Jantzen(R), Munsingwear(R), John Henry(R), Grand Slam(R), Natural Issue(R), Penguin Sport(R), Ping(R) golf apparel, The Havanera Co.(TM), Axis(R), and Tricots St. Raphael(R). Additional information on PEI is available at http://www.perryelliscorporate.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Forward-looking statements (statements which are not historical facts) in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The actual results of Perry Ellis could differ materially from those expressed or indicated by forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those risks and uncertainties detailed in the Perry Ellis’ filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the day hereof and Perry Ellis disclaims any intent or obligation to update the same.

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CONTACT:

Perry Ellis International Inc., Miami

Lori Medici

305-418-1209

or

Armando Rios

305-418-1298

Cubavera Sponsors Ocean Drive Magazine’s Annual Fall Fashion Preview Party