Easternlight Zimik

February 16, 2014

Easternlight Zimik, born in 1992, is from Ukhrul district of Manipur and is a knitwear student from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. He is passionate about design and illustration and considers them to be part of his life.
1.    How did you start making illustrations?
-         It all started from my school days, when I used to doodle a lot on my books for which I got a lot of scolding too.
I never took any course in illustrations before joining NIFT.
2.    Why Fashion?
-Generally People are very confused about Fashion.  In my view, it is about everything in our life. I don’t come from a fashion oriented family but it is natural to me.
3.    How is your life in Delhi different from your home?
-They are two different worlds. One is Delhi with which I share a love and hate relationship. It is an extreme place but where I can translate my dream into reality. Ukhrul, is another world, where the people are down to earth and appreciate fashion.
4.    What do you think about your style of Illustration?
-         I am exploring my style but most of the time my illustrations are a link to a world of fantasy. I am proud of my work as it is a brainchild of my mind.
5.     Who is your inspiration?
-         I am very fond of  Iben Hoj and Steven Stipelman’s works but when it comes to inspiration, Illustrators are not as inspiring as fantasies and dreams are.
6.    Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
-In ten years, I see myself working as a fashion illustrator.
thank you!

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