You can read more about Louis and Balenciaga in our fashion feature, Louis Tomlinson x Balenciaga: "A Common Language".
The picture Louis posted from studio shows him with Jacob Manson and Wayne Hector. Jacob is a British platinum-selling music producer, DJ, and songwriter best known as a member of house production duo Blonde with Adam Englefield. He has production and writing credits on tracks from artists such as Rudimental and Ed Sheeran, Craig David, Anne-Marie, The Vamps, Banx & Ranx, and Ella Eyre. Wayne is a British songwriter who has worked with Nicki Minaj, One Direction, The Wanted, and Olly Murs. Wayne wrote on the One Direction songs Everything about You, Same Mistakes, Best Song Ever, Little White Lies, Why Don’t We Go There, and Steal My Girl.
One of the fans he met posted on Twitter that Louis said the album would probably not be out in 2018, but that at least one song would be released this year.
Louis just wrapped up tapings for the audition and Six Chair Challenge portions of X Factor. Contestants will now move on to the Judges' Houses where they'll be whittled down even more in numbers and after that comes the live shows. Bandmate Niall Horan is rumored to be Louis' guest judge, but Niall is currently on tour in the US. The rumored start date for X Factor to begin airing is Saturday, September 1 on ITV, with the live shows starting in late October and running through early December.
Special thanks to the team at LT Fashion Archive for sourcing Louis' clothing.