In case you needed another reason to visit Berlin, it’s currently Berlin Fashion Week. Often overlooked in the overarching schedule, the city has some dynamic fashion talents as well as being steeped in history, and near-unbeatable partying. However, if it’s culture you’re after, Reference Festival has you covered.
Kicking off yesterday and running through to the 13th, Reference Festival is taking over some of the city’s most iconic and immersive venues – such as the infamous first floor of Borchardt, to name just one. Encompassing the ever-changing and expanding worlds of fashion, art, music and film, the fest will see some of fashion’s most revered faces (think Michele Lamy) sit alongside the brightest emerging talent to present creativity on a global scale.
This year, the festival is dubbed Infinitude – a name which reflects on “the circularity of the now, a world that is in constant renewal”. Aiming to advance the notion that the future will undoubtedly stand for progress and evolution, the festival also makes sure to highlight the importance of preservation in creating new ideas, too – an ethos that has been in place for the Reference Festival since its inaugural edition.
At the opening event, taking place at the Schinkel Pavilion, you’ll be able to catch the work of designers and artists like Gerrit Jacob Anthon Raimund Lukas Stoever Julian-Jakob Kneer Vaust, Sia Arnika, No Faith Studios, Kasia Kuchurska, Yein Lee DLKK, Sally von Rosen 4 fuck sake babe, and AMESH. Stick around until Friday, and you’ll catch a live performance and a film premiere by Michèle Lamy x Matt Lambert.
Elsewhere, Axel Arigato are presenting an experimental evening dedicated to the powers of sound. Sign us up.
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