Sorry One Direction, but we don’t think leaving the band could have worked out any better for Zayn Malik, as since making his exit back in 2015, not only has he had a number one album in the UK and the US, but he’s also appeared on the front of top fashion mags including Dazed, Paper and Elle UK, and has even landed a fashion collaboration with luxury footwear designer Giuseppe Zanotti. What more could a rising star want?

Well his year is about to get even better, as it’s now been announced that he will be partnering up with Donatella Versace to create a capsule wardrobe for Versus Versace. Entitled Zayn X Versus, the collection will include a combination of men’s and women’s clothing and is set to be released in May next year and it’s thought that he’ll be also be facing the advertising campaign, so watch this space!

Versus Versace is a firm favourite of Zayn’s and he’s frequently photographed wearing designs from the streetwise, edgier sister brand. Ms.Versace has got the popstar on board with the hope that he will be able help to access a younger market, that she feels is outside of her realm. Somehow we feel that he may have some sort of influence over his millions of social media followers.

Speaking about her decision to work with Zayn in a recent interview, Donatella Versace said:

“Versus is the rock and roll soul of the Versace family and has always been associated with music. Everyone from the Foo Fighters to Lenny Kravitz has played at the shows, and it is all about rebellion. For me, Zayn was the perfect fit.”