Zayn Malik, One Direction’s “Bradford Bad Boy” took his singing career off in 2010 but in 2016, he listed for The Business of Fashion’s annual BoF500 index. It’s the boy from the British pop band but with tattoos, R&B albums, Billboard Music Award, Gigi Hadid on his side and no more One Direction.
Zayn, before getting anointed as Versus’s creative director for its capsule collection, listed for like billions of ‘Sexiest men…’ lists. Last year, Forbes Magazine estimated his social media followers to be over 50 million. Style wide, Zayn is famous for his sophisticated casual wear style. He is frequently seen in grungy rock- influenced distressed denim or flannel shirts with relaxed fits, topped with fitted leather jackets or blazers.
In short, this sexiest man alive has over 50 million followers and just released his first ever ready-to-wear collection in collaboration with the sexiest designer alive, Donatello Versace’s Versus.
ZXV, short for Zayn x Versus, consists womenswear titled “Bella” (with Bella Hadid as its campaign model) and menswear title “Zayn.” Womenswear consists of the typical off-duty fashion model looks with added on Versus’s sex-appeals; Sleeveless mini body con dress with elasticized high waistband embroidered “ZXV” throughout or lace-up vegan leather mini skirts. Menswear feature classic street style items, sweatpants with gathered ankles, padded overcoat or graphic tops in Zayn’s sophisticated ‘fitted’ slouchy silhouettes with a touch of Versus’s masculinity in menswear design.
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