Iconic pop star Zayn Malik has been honored for his vegan-friendly fashion line – along with designers Stella McCartney and Gucci.
The musician – who started his career in boyband One Direction, but is now a solo star – launched his line Zayn X Versus in June of this year.
Malik created the range in collaboration with Versace Versus – the diffusion branch of fashion powerhouse Versace.
Zayn X Versus
The range showcases ‘the attitude and energy of Zayn’s personal style’, and features a vegan-friendly ‘eco-leather’ biker jacket, as well as other items including hoodies, skirts, and T-shirts.
Speaking just before the range dropped, brand leader Donatella Versace told the New York Times: “Many celebrities do clothing lines that just aren’t relevant. This one? It will be.
“He’s smart to do it with me.”
Malik was awarded the Collaboration Award as part of animal rights charity PETA’s UK 2017 Fashion Awards.
PETA U.K. Director, Elisa Allen, said: “It’s never been more stylish to dress with a conscience.
“Today’s designers are embracing ethical and eco-friendly materials because the future of fashion clearly lies in compassionate clothing.”
Stella McCartney – who only uses vegan materials in her designs, and has long been an outspoken veggie, received the Best Vegan Shoes award for her ‘Elyse’ design.
Fashion house Gucci landed the Biggest Fashion Moment award for its monumental decision to drop fur after more than 20 years of PETA protests.
In addition, high street favorite H&M nabbed the Red Carpet Dress Award for its custom BIONIC dress, made from recovered shoreline waste.