Not quite satisfied with a Versace Versus partnership, it seems Zayn Malik has his sights set on full Italian domination. This time the ‘Pillowtalk’ singer and one half of Giza/Gi-Z/G.I Zayn (?) has teamed up with Milanese footwear giant Giuseppe Zanotti.

The collection, named Giuseppe for Zayn, is set to combine the brand’s signature extravagance with the ex-Directioner’s wardrobe. Which obviously means rich suede sneakers, military boots and zip-fastened ankle boots. And just in case that wasn’t Zanotti enough, each design boasts an embossed ‘Giuseppe for Zayn’ boilerplate.

“Zayn is a fashion icon, truly,” Zanotti said of the partnership. “It’s who he is, it’s not fake. His whole approach is contemporary, an easy coolness with the right amount of modern rebel.”

While the price tag makes it a choice between food and footwear for the month, the range will no doubt find a few fans in Mr Malik’s growing following.

Available online later this month at Giuseppe Zanotti, priced from around £600.