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This exclusive fashion film with Zendaya Hunger 9’s cover star directed by Rankin, styled by Hunger's fashion director Kim Howells and features a selection of key looks from Vivienne Westwood's collection. The film's glitchy, slick aesthetic is matched by Zendaya's fierce attitude throughout.
The film features the song "Close Up", one of the lead tracks from Zendaya's upcoming sophomore album, due for release in early 2016. Produced by Timbaland it is a marked evolution from the artist's previous work, likely to catapult her into well-deserved superstardom.
A former Disney star, the 19-year-old actress, singer, producer and designer Zendaya has recently been named as one of Time magazine's 30 most influential teenagers alongside the likes of Malala Yousafzei, Malia Obama, Jaden Smith and Amandla Stenberg. It is Zendaya's dignified, outspoken and intelligent nature that has set her apart from her contemporaries and made her the perfect celebrity to front Hunger's Autumn/Winter issue, featuring on four limited edition covers of "Right Way Up"
Credits Styled by Kim Howells Fashion Director at Hunger. Directed by Rankin. Creative Director Vicky Lawton
Quotes from Zendaya's interview in Hunger 9 Copyright Hunger Magazine interviewed by Holly Fraser Hunger Editor
“Of course I’ve had a problem with people taking me seriously because of my age”, Zendaya tells us in an exclusive interview. “People are always going do that because you’re less experienced, you haven’t lived as much. And in a sense it is true that there are certain things that you only learn with time. But I think that there are also a lot of things that young people know that older people don’t, and older people will never understand again because they’re in a different section of their lives. I think when you’re young you’re a lot more open-minded, and sometimes you’re a lot more perceptive about what’s going on in the world.”
“Sometimes we think we know too much, but there are people who have done the research, and have used social media for good. So of course young people are not always going to be taken as seriously, but that’s when you have to prove them wrong.”
“It’s important to raise your voice in things you feel passionate about, and things that you know about. Don’t raise your voice just to raise your voice, if have nothing behind it and don’t know what you’re talking about. But if you take the time to learn about something, and educate yourself, then you have a voice, and you’re allowed to use it.”