Marika Barbie + [Umbria]

Perugia: the City of Jazz

After our meeting at the city hall in Spoleto, the director of Varna International and I hopped into our rented car and sped to the city of Perugia.

Located in the center of the Umbria region, Perugia has come to be known as the artistic city of Italy and, since the early 70's, the city of jazz.

Umbria Jazz was born in 1973 as the Festival took jazz music from around the world to the medieval streets of Perugia.

Throughout the years, famous artists have performed at the festival, including Dizzy Gillespie and Keith Jarrett.

Now, fashion lovers will also be able to join in on all the jazzy fun, too!

In conjunction with of Varna International, Men's Fashion by Mark is launching a new program entitled “the Music of Fashion,” in which students of design and professionals can join fashion tours throughout Italy.

Our first tour is entitled Fashion Jazz, at which time models will strut down the runway to the rhythmic sounds of a live jazz band!

Models, designers, students of fashion, and fashion lovers—if you would like to be a part of this exciting event, send me an email and sign up now!

See more shots of the city.

Photos Copyright Men’s Fashion by Mark.