Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has teamed up with Italian designer Guiseppe Zanotti to create a new line of men’s shoes. The R&B solo artist has long been known for his affinity for high end, fresh off the runway styles, and the fashion world isn’t surprised to welcome this collaboration. Though Malik has risen to stardom through his music, he’s quickly become recognized as a man with an eye for fashion, even winning GQ’s “best dressed” Play-Offs. In an interview with GQ, he described his style as “scruffy”, but has also worn such designers as Valentino and Versace.
Malik has created a line of four shoes for Zanotti. Each shoe is embossed with a “Giuseppe x Zayn” logo, and styles include a military-style sneaker boot, a thick-soled sneaker with side zipper, leather ankle boots with front zipper and a heavy leather boot with side zipper detail. All are suedes or leather, and all are neutral or black.
Zanotti has described Malik as a “fashion icon”, and described his style as having an “easy coolness” combined with “modern rebel”. While it’s obvious that renowned designer Zanotti has an appreciation for Malik’s own sense of style, it would seem that this respect is mutual. Zayn Malik has compared his own music to Zanotti’s designs, stating that both were bold art created by artists unafraid to say what they needed to say.
The much anticipated line of shoes will be available on January 28, and will range in price from $795 to $1295. Zanotti’s creations are available in select boutiques worldwide, but shoe connoisseurs can also find them at giuseppezanottidesign.com.