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In conversation with Hivikali Ayemi

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By EMN Updated: Dec 15, 2015 10:34 pm

Eastern Mirror’s Style Spot gives you an insider look into the local style scene, bringing you the latest news and trends in the fashion industry. Every Wednesday we offer a fun and exciting line up of artists that you won’t want to miss out on!!
We showcase Designers, Stylists, Models, Bloggers, Make-up Artists and Fashion Entrepreneurs each with their unique perspective on fashion. Whether you love beautifully layered laidback summery vibes in pastel or a bit of Edge in leather appliquéd on cropped jackets and tunics you can find Your Style Inspiration Here!

Hivikali Ayemi or affectionately called “HIVI” by loved ones is living her childhood dream as a fashion designer.
A student of Style & Elan at Nagarjan point, Dimapur she is proficient in bridal wear, evening wear, formals and children’s wear. To make her serious mark in the fashion industry Hivi plans to open a boutique someday where she can showcase and sell her creations. Getting candid with Eastern Mirror’s ‘Style Spot’, Hivi talks about her creations and her hero dad.EASTERN MIRROR: Hello Hivikali….Talk us through your first steps into the fashion world?
HIVIKALI AYEMI: The word ‘FASHION’ became my Passion during my early years. The very first privilege that turned me on to the fashion world was in the year 2012 when The Get Gorgeous (Angels) gave me a platform to compete as a designer.

EASTERN MIRROR: Where do you get inspiration for your designs and is there any individual in your life who made a difference to your designing?
HIVIKALI AYEMI: Anything which catches my eye brings inspiration to my designs almost instantaneously. Ya….!!! My Dad, he is my role model and he is the one who inspired me to take designing as a profession and also my instructor from Style & Elan. Heads off to my dad and instructor for bringing a lot of difference in my designs that make me what I am today.

EASTERN MIRROR: Do you try to keep with the trends or create your own?
HIVIKALI AYEMI: I follow the trends but most of the time I try to make my designs my own as much as possible which I believe adds leverage to be creative in my own way.

EASTERN MIRROR: What defines Hivikali’s style?
HIVIKALI AYEMI: I’m a Freelancer. My styles are simple yet elegant. The most important thing I do is to understand the person entirely.

EASTERN MIRROR: Do you come up with concepts for designs first or is it more of an unplanned thing?
HIVIKALI AYEMI: Yes, I do come up with concepts first depending upon the time and the likes of the people I’m designing for. It’s only during my leisure time that I go on unplanned themes or designs.

EASTERN MIRROR: What is the simplest design/fashion trend you think could be in for all seasons?
HIVIKALI AYEMI: Ummmm….. A loose Tee and Denim Jeans are the simplest designs that could go for all seasons.

EASTERN MIRROR: Do you think the state designers are getting enough platforms to pursue their profession? What development would you like to see in the fashion sector of Nagaland?
HIVIKALI AYEMI: No, It’s sad but the truth be told. Only a few designers pave their way without much hardship. It would be great to have our own Nagaland State textile industries so we don’t run about searching for raw materials, in some cases there’s none to find. I see a great deal of growth in our state economy once it started promoting our own Naga designers offering platforms year around.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 15, 2015 10:34:50 pm
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