Zayn Malik Just Announced His First Fashion Collaboration

​It was only a matter of time

ELLE's September cover star has dropped a big one: his first fashion collaboration, a shoe collection with cordwainer-to-the-stars Giuseppe Zanotti, will drop in 2017.

Zayn teased it yesterday via Instagram, posting a black and white image from a recent interview and shoot for GQ in which he announced his first dabble in design and showcased some of the styles that will be available.

#GiuseppexZayn Coming 2017

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The designer and singer first met at Paris Fashion Week last year and apparently hit it off immediately, leading to the idea to work together.

'Style is not being afraid to be bold about some things, or to say what it is you have to say,' he explained. 'I feel like Giuseppe does that with his collection — and I try to do that with my music.'

Zanotti is on something of a role on the collaborations front: just a few weeks ago he announced a collection designed with Jennifer Lopez.

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