Versus Versace signs Zayn
and RM500. This is something I want to avoid because I feel that us lesser mortals also need to have some sort of reach to designer stuff. I’m a firm believer that if you spend within your means, you can still support local designers and the economy,” she reiterated.
Suraya is surely a jack of all trades – she has previously worked as an advertising account manager and then ran her own branding agency – but the digital multimedia graduate has not been someone who’s afraid to get her hands dirty.
“I’m very hands-on when it comes to every brand that we have. For Sakura Malaysia’s bags, for instance, I am involved from the conception of the idea to the very making of the bags. I’m usually at the factory to make sure the nittygritty like stitching are up to my standards,” said Suraya, whose latest Italian-inspired tekat bags were paraded down the runway at Malaysia Fashion Week in Paris last month. For Maslea, the designs are a collective effort between Suraya and her team. They are a mix of the POP star Zayn is collaborating with Versus Versace on a new collection, Zayn x Versus, as well as upcoming advertising campaigns.
Zayn Malik’s capsule collection for men and women is expected to debut in Versace stores and online from May 2017 onwards, while he will start appearing in Versus Versace campaigns from February 2017.
“I’ve always wanted to design clothes, and there’s no brand I’d rather design for than Versus,” the former One Direction member said in a prepared statement. “The bonus is that I get to collaborate with Donatella [Versace], whom I love and admire. I know we’ll create something a mazing.” – AFP Relaxnews
Zayn Malik and Donatella Versace.