Zayn Malik's jacket to be raffled
Zayn Malik's hand-painted leather jacket is being raffled off for charity.
The 'Pillowtalk' hitmaker customised the Marc Jacobs garment after wearing it on the cover of Dazed magazine and fans will have the opportunity to get their hands on the exclusive item by paying £5 for an online ticket, with proceeds going to mental health charity Mind.
Paul Farmer CBE, Chief Executive of Mind, said: "We
are delighted to have Zayn's support for this competition which we
hope will raise invaluable awareness and money, and will allow us
to continue our support for the one in four people who live with a
mental health problem."
Isabella Burley, Editor-in-Chief of Dazed added: "Zayn
has become such an important role model for his generation. It's been an honour to take his Dazed cover story one step further with this customised leather jacket, which will hopefully help raise awareness for what is today one of the biggest health issues facing young people.
"We'd like to thank Zayn and Marc Jacobs for pairing together to
create this one-of-a-kind collectable in collaboration with Dazed."
Zayn decorated the jacket with song titles from his debut solo album 'Mind Of Mine', a skull and crossbones, flags and other images.
The prize draw opens on Wednesday (13.07.16) at 2pm GMT and will close at midnight GMT on 27 July, with the winner announced the following day at 2pm.
To enter, visit http://www.givergy.com/listing/mind/marc-jacobs-jacket-customised-by-zayn-malik and donate £5 to Mind.
During his interview with Dazed, the 23-year-old singer spoke of his decision to leave One Direction as he didn't "feel good" any more.
He said: "I just knew it was my time. I knew I wanted to do something different and start expressing the way I felt about certain things ...
"I know that musicians are seen as one-sided people a lot of the time. But we do have other elements to us as well. I didn't feel good. Do you know what I mean? And if you don't feel good ... You need to be able to express what it is that you are. I'm free at last."