Missoni Menswear Spring Summer 2014 Milan

We can always count on Missoni to color outside the lines. Their spring summer 2014 collection is certainly no exception.

This season, Creative Director Angela Missoni takes us to West Africa, where deep, starry night skies and rain deprived landscapes set the stage for an interesting color palette: sand, dark terracotta, midnight blue, and indigo create the basis for the collection.

Dark olive, khaki, sage and forest green inspired by the lush rain forest of the Ivory coast also punctuated the runway.

The brand's dedication to innovating and enhancing its knitwear hasn't changed.

This season, the family run brand teamed up with British men’s wear label Hancock of Scotland for exclusive outerwear pieces for a rubber-coated yarn that was woven into three outerwear pieces.

High-waisted trousers in breathable material, military style shirts and African tribal printed polo shirts, brought us back to Gregory Peck's performance in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" in 1952.

Special attention was played to textures in which rich jacquard, plaited stitches, and graceful stripes were sewn onto fluid linen melange, cotton crepe and light summer cashmere.

Playful plaid patterns incorporated a playful element into the collection, while an array of subtly printed and delicately woven knit blazers offered a more wearable aspect to this African vacation.

- Sofia Celeste