Zayn Malik Opens Up About Fashion Identity on ‘Call Her Daddy’

Zayn Malik is getting candid about discovering his style identification.

The 30-year-old singer defined within the Wednesday, July 12, podcast episode of “Name Her Daddy,” that he felt pressured to put on sure garments rising up. “Everybody would put on a sure kind of pant, or a sure kind of shoe, and when you weren’t dressed that means you’d get questioned. Folks can be very in your face and offer you s—t.”

When requested by host Alex Cooper if his cultural background contributed to that feeling (his father is Pakistani and his mom is British) Malik responded, “No, not essentially.” He elaborated, “Simply in each sense of the world. Like even in your style. The garments you need to put on, the way in which you need to minimize your hair — it was at all times like one thing was questioned when you weren’t doing the norm.”

Malik went on to share that though he used style to mix in rising up, he now freely expresses himself by edgy leather-based jackets, neon colours, chain necklaces and chunky rings.

In an April 2021 interview with GQ India, Malik opened up about expressing himself by model. “Trend is a part of how I categorical myself, but it surely’s not solely the one means I categorical myself.” Elsewhere within the interview, he defined that one of many causes he has a number of tattoos on his arms, neck, face and head is as a result of he “wished to be totally different.”

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Aside from ink and trendy clothes, Malik has experimented along with his hair. In April 2015, he shaved his head and dyed it neon inexperienced. That summer season, he rocked an icy blue mane, however by December 2015, he ditched it for platinum blonde.

Subsequent, he tried out pastel pink locks in February 2016 earlier than shaving it off for the Met Gala — the place he made his pink carpet look with ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid. After going again to his roots for practically two years, he modified his look up once more in June 2018 when he opted for teal blue tresses.

Most lately, Malik took to Instagram to announce he’s dropping a brand new music, “Love Like This,” on Friday, July 21. For the music promo, he sported a pink and black leather-based jacket that was completed with chains dangling from the sleeves. He paired the quantity with a easy black T-shirt, matching denims, leather-based boots, silver hoop earrings and colourful rings. He wore his hair in a manicured buzz minimize and ended the clips by hopping on a bike and taking off.