THE VIDEO STARS

BE­CAUSE THESE DAYS, THEY,RE THE ONES KILLING IT WHEN IT COMES TO IMAGE MAK­ING. KENG YANG SHUEN SPOT­LIGHTS TWO OF SIN­GA­PORE,S YOUNGEST AND MOST EX­CIT­ING NAMES TO WATCH.

Female (Singapore) - - CHAPTER TWO - Leona Ziyan

Be­cause they’re the ones killing it at im­age­mak­ing. We spot­light two of our youngest and most ex­cit­ing.

Barely a year out of school and the 21-year-old, who goes by the moniker Oh.nanaz, has been get­ting no­ticed by all the right folks (in­clud­ing us – she’s be­hind our en­er­getic brand­ing video, avail­able for view­ing on our web­site). The or­gan­is­ers of Sin­ga­pore Fash­ion Week com­mis­sioned her to cre­ate a video cel­e­brat­ing its her­itage with scenes from its decade-worth of shows spliced to a spe­cially cre­ated hyp­notic beat. (She favours work­ing with lo­cal mu­sic pro­duc­ers on the sound­track to her pro­duc­tions, and the ef­fect is al­most al­ways youth­ful and in­fec­tious.) And she’s just come off the high of di­rect­ing the MTV for Time Wastin’ – the new sin­gle by the Phar­rell Wil­liamsap­proved, lo­cal hip-hop/reg­gae artiste Mas1a. The Bad Blood-es­que pro­duc­tion – set in an un­der­ground gam­bling den – fea­tured cameos by some of Sin­ga­pore’s most prom­i­nent news­mak­ers in the creative scene, in­clud­ing con­sul­tant Tracy Phillips, DJ/Fe­male Col­lec­tive mem­ber Amanda Keisha Ang, tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter Anita Kapoor and artist Saman­tha Lo. It’s only her first, full-scale di­rec­to­rial de­but, but ev­ery mo­ment in the take-no-pris­on­ers vis­ual feast thumps with her sig­na­ture, self-de­scribed “ratchet luxe” aes­thetic. “It’s how I de­scribe Ri­hanna (whom she’s a huge fan of) as well as my per­sonal style,” she says. “It’s so­phis­ti­cated yet badass.”

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