Most of you know Zayn Malik from his rise to fame from the band – One Direction. However, since going solo in 2015, the singer-songwriter has come a long way in the music industry and the Pillowtalk star has no signs of slowing down.
Since Zayn Malik welcomed his first child with supermodel Gigi Hadid in September 2020, the star has been laying low and enjoying life as a new parent.
But now the 28-year-old is back in work mode with a host of new exciting projects, including a fashion collaboration and a forthcoming album.
First up, his collaboration with the eyewear company ARNETTE, which was released on 6 October 2021, is available for purchase online and marks the beginning of an ongoing partnership between the two.
Connecting expressive worlds on every level, Zayn and ARNETTE take consumers on a journey through an alternative utopia.
The fresh campaign was inspired by Zayn’s own artwork and a whole new take on sustainable eyewear, produced using only biobased materials.
It takes the shape of a multi-level videogame with retrofuturistic inspirations throughout. His collection has five edgy, yet easy-to-wear styles named after iconic retro cars. These innovative and iconic metal shapes take us on a ride from the 80s inspired graphics into the experimental dimension of a new world.
The streamlined “Gullwing” shades for instance—designed in a clear, rectangular shape—take cues from the Mercedes-Benz vehicle of the same name, while the round, pink “Drophead” shades reference the bold Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.
Making the collection look and feel stylish was of course important to Malik, but a sustainability angle was equally important. The styles were all made using only bio-based materials, including all of the acetates and lenses.
According to ARNETTE, all eyewear products come with a pouch that is recycled with 78% polyamide with the plastic parts of the casing is made from 60% recycled materials – not to mention the actual product box is completely recyclable too
Now that he’s wrapped up his design gig, Malik’s next big project will be getting back in the studio to finish that much-anticipated forthcoming album.
In an interview with Vogue, he said: “I’m always writing and recording. I’m currently working on my next record, I plan to release this album differently than I’ve done before, so it is exciting.”
English singer Zayn Malik has received 16 awards and 38 nominations. Among them, he has won an American Music Award, Billboard Music Award, iHeartRadio Music Award and MTV Video Music Award.
His last album release was in January 2021, however, there is currently no release date as of yet for when his next album is due.
Zayn Malik has come a long way since his One Direction days, embarking on a solo music career, becoming a dad, and now co-creating an entire eyewear collection.
To view his entire collection click here.