All those times Zayn Malik, or just Zayn, spent on the front row with girlfriend Gigi Hadid has paid off big time
— Versace (@Versace) October 12, 2016
Since his exit from One Direction, Zayn has proven himself to be fine on his own. He’s appeared on the covers of numerous high-profile magazines, he’s currently dating a supermodel and he’s now working on his own fashion collection.
Previously, Zayn has worked with shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti on a range that will be launched next year. More recently, though, Donatella Versace has announced that she and Zayn will design a capsule collection for Versus Versace, whose previous director Anthony Vaccarello left the brand earlier this year to replace Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent.
Simply called Zayn x Versus, the collection will consist of items for both men and women. It will be presented next Spring before being retailed at stores and online in May.
“Versus is everything that the Versace line is not. It is loud, it is rebellious — I don’t want shoppers buying both from Versus and Versace. The houses have different souls,” says Versace in an interview with New York Times. “I wanted Zayn because he can help me talk to his followers. I want to listen to their language. I want to learn more about them, what they think and what they like. They are a new generation that without working with someone like Zayn, I will never reach.”
Besides designing, Zayn will also be fronting the upcoming ad campaign of the capsule. While waiting, read DA MAN Style‘s interview with Donatella Versace here.
Update on March 09, 2017:
The campaign is out and shot by none other than Zayn’s real-life girlfriend, Gigi Hadid. See some of the images below.