Who are you, and where are you from?
I am Necim Abiadh, 25 years old and I was born in Sousse, Tunisia. After two years of sun, my parents decided to move to the northernmost town in The Netherlands, called Delfzijl. Since last year I am living in Amsterdam.
What is your relationship with Patta and when/where did it start?
For me it began with collecting sneakers and being interested in street culture, so the most information about Patta I got from sneaker magazines. Then I started at Patta as an intern in the end of 2015 after Vic introduced me to Vincent.
What is your function in Patta?
I am junior designer at Patta and the right-hand man from the creative duo, Vincent and Gee. Mostly, I am working on the technical drawings for our manufacturers, graphic designs and accessories.
What keeps you occupied on a daily basis?
Since I am still studying (at the Rietveld Academy), architecture is what keeps me occupied on a daily basis. Besides that, a lot of it is Patta-related. Going out with friends, checking out museums and performances and traveling is what I like the most.
Which music artists are you currently listening to and would you recommend others?
What music I am listening to is really depending from day to day, but I always like to listen to Frank Ocean. Also the various artists that he plays at his Blonded Radio Show has good vibes. If you are not familiar with Jacquees, please do yourself a favor and stream/download/buy all his shit, especially his mixtape Mood. And of course Quavo, Ty Dolla $ign, the boys with that nasty flow.
What is your best power piece at the moment? (Clothing, collectors item, etc.)
My The North Face Purple Label 65/35 Wind Jammer Parka. The quality, the material and the color is just so good. And the memories to Japan as well.
What is your favourite visual at the moment and why? (Art, photography, videos, etc.)
This photobook by Wolfgang Tillmans.
Last January I was visiting the Boros Collection in Berlin with my family, a bunker from World War II where art exhibitions are held, (thank you Lee Stuart). The beautiful photos by Wolfgang Tillmans were hanging on the big concrete walls and seemed really pure to me. He shows how it is to be alive today with beautiful contrasts and juxtapositions. After the visit, his photos kept wandering in my head and were inspirational for my own work, so I bought this book and still look in it now and then.