Missoni menswear traveler goes on a summer safari

DANIELA PETROFF AP Fashion Writer Published:

MILAN (AP) -- The Missoni summer man likes to travel in style and comfort. He wears a safari suit complete with matching hat, carries a large patterned bag and sports Missoni-patterned desert boots.

The models at the Missoni menswear show for summer 2013 walked Monday down a colored sandy runway that worked into a Missoni pattern, underlining the vacation mood of the collection.

The safari suit came with Bermuda shorts -- popular in this round of menswear -- or casual trousers cuffed at the ankle. If he prefers, the Missoni man can also don patterned sneakers instead of desert boots.

Blazers and bomber jackets, also big items for next year's warmer weather, completed the Missoni summer suitcase. Colors for next summer, which in general promise to be particularly bright, started at Missoni with sandy beige, dark olive and ink blue, then burst out into poppy red, saffron yellow and emerald green.

In the knit department, designer Angela Missoni offered a series of pullovers and cardigans that, like most Missoni knitwear, never goes out of style.