If you’d told us a few years ago that certain members of chart-topping manufactured pop sensation One Direction would go on to produce their fair share of style hits as well as pop ones, we’d have laughed in your face.
Mostly tight, bright tees, skinny jeans and check shirts worn open, the boy band’s collective look in the early days is probably best described as a Gap Kids campaign. Which is, to be fair, probably not all that surprising considering its members were actual kids.
But time – not to mention a decent stylist – is an amazing thing. And now, some six years later, a couple of the X Factor-born band’s members are fast earning their fashion chops, proving that – when it comes to their clothes at least – they’re boys no more.
It’s dissenter Zayn Malik, though, that’s really making waves with his wardrobe. Having jumped ship in 2015 to ready himself for a solo career, Malik resurfaced just a few months later with a slick new look that’s seen his fashion stock skyrocket.
Here’s how Mr Malik went from teeny bopper to the hottest property in the fashion industry with designers and brands clamouring to work with him