The 23-year-old singer Zayn Malik just launched a men’s shoe collection with renowned footwear designer. The Giuseppe Zanotti x Zayn Malik capsule collection features six styles, including suede desert boots and leather high top sneakers, taking on the aesthetic of the singer’s ruggedly cool style.
The offering, which ranges from $795 to $1,295, channels Malik’s rugged streetwear vibe. The suede and leather Javaad style, a sneaker-boot hybrid, is inspired by the classic boxing boot silhouette. Meanwhile, the olive green Taz sneaker is more casual with lateral zips and a “Giuseppe for Zayn” embossed logo plate
“I really believe style comes from taking chances, being bold and not being afraid to express yourself,” said Malik of the collection. “I feel Giuseppe does that with his collections — and I try to do that with my music. So when the idea came up to collaborate, I thought, ‘Yes, this would work.’ ”
Though surprising, the idea of the young popstar and iconic brand collaborating makes perfect sense. Zanotti even praised him saying, “Zayn is a fashion icon, truly,” added Zanotti. “It’s who he is; it’s not fake. Just as his music is soulful, his style is natural. His whole approach is contemporary, an easy coolness with the right amount of modern rebel.”
He follows Jennifer Lopez as the latest A-list celeb to team up with the designer for an exclusive line.