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Who is Pakistani origin visual artist Misha Japanwala?

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Recently, Pakistan suddenly became a global attention when Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o arrived in Karachi to attend a wedding of Misha Japanwala.

Since then, social media users are curious to know who Misha Japanwala really is and how does she know Lupita Nyong’o, an actress of block buster Hollywood movie ‘Black Panther’.

Who is Misha Japanwala?

Hailing from Karachi, Misha Japanwala is a Pakistani visual artist and designer. She was born in London but to a family from Karachi, and was brought up in Islamabad.


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Japanwala graduated from the New York Parsons school of Design in 2018 and works in New York City .[7] After graduation, she worked as an accessory assistant at Elle. She later joined the atelier of Proenza Schouler where she was then laid off due to COVID-19.

Her work

Usually her work addresses issues such as domestic violence and honor killings in Pakistan. Japanwala once collaborated with Gigi Hadid on a sculptural mask for a special issue of V Magazine that the supermodel guest-edited.

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Another of Japanwala’s works was a collection of breastplates and other wearable body castings. In June 2021 Japanwala designed breast plates for American rapper Cardi B’s music video.



Japanwala’s work has been featured in a six-page editorial spread in Vogue Spain, modeled by French model Cindy Bruna.  Japanwala was selected in ‘Forbes’ 30 under 30 Asia list 2021. 


Misha Japanwala recently got married in Karachi and her wedding was attended by Hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o. 

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