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HBD, Zayn! Vogue Explores Malik’s Definitive Style Evolution

Zayn Malik’s style evolution has transitioned from achingly cool One Direction boy band member to solo artist with serious sartorial swagger. As the star celebrated his birthday this weekend with supermodel Gigi Hadid, Vogue Arabia decodes Malik’s wardrobe evolution.

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With Vogue cover girl Gigi Hadid at his side, the star featured on the Vogue US August issue cover with Hadid, launched his Giuseppe Zanotti collaboration in 2017, and aced some top entries on best dressed lists over the years.

Last year via Instagram, Zayn Malik has shared a short teaser clip for his upcoming collection with Versus Versace. The artist worked closely with Donatella Versace to create a range of womenswear and menswear pieces including athleisure-inspired crop tops and shorts, cozy hoodies, bomber jackets, and accessories. The clip captures Malik sporting a jacket with the brands logo emblazoned in the back giving his legions of fans a flavor of what’s in store for Zayn Malik X Versus Versace. Below we trace the fashion journey that has seen the artist rise from pop star to designer and best-dressed man.

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From his suited on-duty looks to his off-duty luxury streetwear apparel, the singer is a go-to menswear icon in his own right, with a February cover for GQ in the mix. The artist has won the reader-voted British GQ best dressed list twice, a record breaking double-win for the magazine, checking in as #1 in 2013 and 2017 for his experimental twist on men’s trends. 

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Check through his rotation of double-breasted suits, biker leather boots, Louis Vuitton bombers, and collection of natty T-shirts here to gain insight into what outfit mix-ups to promote in your man’s wardrobe now.

See Zayn Malik’s debut shoe collection with Giuseppe Zanotti.

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