We are very delighted that RACHID NAAS is supporting our GoSeeAWARDS jury and is attending UPDATE!8BERLIN. He uses his fashion expertise not only as Creative Producer in the area of photography for clients such as CALVIN KLEIN, he also develops concepts for fashion shows, fashion & art presentations, campaigns, and fashion editorials.
"I am a Senior Producer for Photography related productions, both editorial and commercial jobs. As an Art Director, I work in the cultural fields, fashion, art and design. I am a Fashion Producer for top-tier Dutch fashion designers, art buyers and visual consultants for advertising agencies and multinational brands. I work as creative consultant for young designers, artists or photographers and curator for fashion and photography," Rachid tells GoSee.
And continues : "I have been part of the fashion and photography industry since 1999 and work as a producer, art buyer, curator, connector, casting director and visual consultant. After studying Design and Communication in The Hague, I travelled around Europe for three years working at Cirque Du Soleil. After returning to Amsterdam, I started to work at Wolf Produkties where I began to produce photoshoots for Bij (Bijenkorf Magazine) and other fashion clients.
My freelance career took off in 2004, and since then, I have been working for international advertising agencies, brands, fashion designers, photographers, magazines and cultural events. Among them, Calvin Klein, Ten Cate, Nike, de Bijenkorf, WE, Vlisco, Dutch Fashion Foundation, Arnhem Mode Biennale, Onitsuka Tiger, Wallpaper, Amsterdam Worldwide, Wieden + Kennedy, And beyond Studio, ArtEZ, Studio Piet Paris, Turnover, Anthropologie, Ten Cate and many, many more. I was part of the advisory board of Amsterdam FashionWeek, am co-founder of the Dutch Fashion Council, the platform that connects the emerging and existing Dutch fashion industry, and I am also the co-founder of the Forza Fashion House in Maastricht."
Cirque Du Soleil? "At CDS, I was working as Head Host, I was super young, 21-22 I think and was on tour for some years, and it was great. I always tell young people to leave home and go travel, study or work abroad, you learn so much more about yourself."
Forza Fashion House Maastricht? "I was a consultant for the local government in Maastricht about the fashion industry there, and I connected Fashion Clash, the government and the academy. Together, we formed a board, and it resulted in the Forza Fashion House. I stay connected as an advisor."
CALVIN KLEIN? "At CK, I am working as a regular freelance creative producer. I’m responsible for the photoshoots regarding lookbooks (global) en commerce (EMEA). Just some days ago, I worked as an art director for Hudson’s Bay and created a show concert for the Amsterdam Fashion Week."
Want to find out more about the go-getter and extremely successful Rachid Naas or meet him in person? Then come to UPDATE in Berlin. Heads up photographers: You can still submit your most beautiful fashion photos to the GoSeeAWARDS, so they can be viewed by top creatives like Rachid and many, many other great pros from the industry. GoSee.de/register & GoSeeAWARDS.com