The past week was all about international film festivals and Pakistani designers representing the country internationally and much more. Here are some activities that kept artists busy around the globe.
Huma Adnan takes The Craft Stories to London
Designer Huma Adnan has been working in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for over a year now. The main aim of the project being to train a growing group of refugees from all over the world, Afghanistan especially. With this project the designer aims to empower them financially along with polishing their craft and training their business acumen. The line of handcrafted accessories, developed as a fashion line called The Craft Stories, was recently showcased in London, along with Huma Adnan’s fall look.
Toronto International Film Festival 2019
Hollywood’s biggest stars made the trip to Canada to premiere their films at the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival 2019, which comes to an end today. Some of the most anticipated premieres and screenings included Jennifer Lopez’s Hustlers, Meryl Streep in The Laundromat, Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, and Adam Sandler’s Uncut Gems among many others. Besides premieres, the festival honoured Meryl Streep, Joaquin Phoenix and Roger Deakins at Toronto Film Festival’s first tribute gala.
Mehwish Hayat represents Pakistan at US Open finals in New York
Mehwish Hayat was recently in the US, where she represented Pakistan at the US Open Finals, and got a chance to meet global celebrities such as Nick Jonas and Hasan Minhaj. She posted a picture of herself along with singer and actor Nick Jonas on her official Instagram handle and captioned it, "Guess who I ran into at the US Open Men’s Semi Finals in New York! One thing we both agreed on was that we were both rooting for Rafael Nadal." We would like to know what Priyanka Chopra thought of the encounter!