Zayn Malik is set to collaborate with Giuseppe Zanotti on a new footwear range.

Zayn Malik (c) Instagram

Zayn Malik (c) Instagram

The 23-year-old singer songwriter has teased he is working with the Italian luxury fashion designer - who is renowned for the 18 carat gold menswear trainers - on a new shoe collection, which he has revealed will be unveiled next year.

The dark haired hunk shared a photograph of him walking down a stairwell wearing black suede boots, on his Instagram account on Thursday (11.08.16).

He captioned the post: "#GiuseppexZayn Coming 2017 (sic)."

The partnership follows Giuseppe's recent partnership with Jennifer Lopez, which was announced via social media last month with a picture of him in discussion with the mother of two - who has Maximilian and Emme, both eight years old, with her ex husband Marc Anthony - on his Instagram account.

The 59 year old's post read: "A Special Release: Giuseppe Zanotti and Jennifer Lopez are joining creative forces in an exclusive, new capsule collection. #GiuseppexJennifer launches worldwide in January 2017 @JLO #GiuseppeZanotti (sic)."

However, Giuseppe has kept quiet about the forthcoming venture with the 'PillowTalk' hitmaker, and has yet to publicly declare the news.

Meanwhile, the former One Direction band member feels he has more "freedom" to wear what he wants since he left the boy band earlier this year.

Speaking about how his style has changed since he ditched his fellow band members, including Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, and embarked on a solo career, he said: "Since leaving One Direction I've been given the freedom to be able to wear whatever I want and that's made it more interesting. More creative. I can say I want to wear metal arms and it'll happen."

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