Yesterday, 21 June 2010, Brioni welcomed many guests to its brand-new Palazzo Brioni on Via Gesù 2 in Milan, presenting its spring/summer 2011 collection. The men's showroom on the second floor was abuzz with journalists and enthusiasts chatting and looking at the colourful collection. All around the showroom, I immediately noticed beautiful colours such as royal blue, energetic red and mandarin among the quietly sophisticated eucalyptus green, lavender, mud brown and marsh green. The palette, inspired by David Hockney's vibrant artworks, reminds me of a summer's day in all its nuance. Among the outfits were whimsical drawings that told the story of Brioni. The spring/summer 2011 tone was set: the Brioni man will step into summer with style.