Congrats are in order for Zayn Malik as the former 1D member and solo artist just earned some serious fashion cred. As announced today, Malik will be designing an up-and-coming collection for Versus Versace, working alongside the inimitable Donatella Versace. “ZAYN is one of the most exciting personalities on the world stage right now,” the Versace chief designer said in a press release. “When we first met, he told me how much he loves fashion. I thought it would be fantastic to collaborate on a new Versus collection together.”
Of course, music stars crossing over into the fashion world is nothing new. Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Kanye—they’ve all seen success. But in this case, Malik follows in some very big designer footprints including those of Anthony Vaccarello, Christopher Kane, and J.W.Anderson who have all worked with Versus in the past.
In his new venture, Malik will be designing a collection for men and women, ZAYN X VERSUS, that will be released next May. Naturally, he’ll also star in the accompanying campaign. As for this co-star? If we had to guess, our money would be that his current squeeze Gigi Hadid will probably work quite close to this project, as well.
Shop some current Versus pieces before they get the official Malik design treatment.
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