If you were at Paragon earlier today, you’d probably notice the mayhem at the atrium, just outside the Prada boutique. The Italian fashion house was holding a cocktail party in the store to celebrate their Spring Summer collection, and they invited hundreds of guests, including local celebrities such as Zoe Tay and Sheila Sim, Yanxi Palace‘s Lawrence Wong, and member of massively popular K-pop group EXO, Chanyeol.
And you know that a celeb is popular when he can draw in four levels packed with fans at last-minute notice (his appearance was only confirmed and announced the day before). The EXO rapper flew all the way from Seoul, decked out in full Prada, to grace the occasion, so we just had to ask him a few questions. Scroll through the gallery to see some questions we managed to squeeze in during a group interview just before he jet-setted back to South Korea.
Who in EXO has the best fashion sense, besides yourself?
“I think it’s Sehun. He knows what he looks good in, and he helps me a lot in that sense too.”
You always carry a big bag when you travel. Are you the type to overpack when you travel and what exactly do you pack in your bag?
“I’m the kind who brings a lot of things around. I don’t know what situation I might face or what I might need, so I’m always careful about what I pack. And so that I’m able to work anytime and anywhere, I always bring along a notebook. I think those are the reasons why my bag is always big.”
Name an artiste that EXO wants to collaborate with.
“Personally, there’s an artist that I want to work with. Recently, there’s a singer called Billie Eilish. I’ve been listening to a lot of her songs. Her voice is really good. So if there were a chance to collaborate, I would want to work with her.”
You grew up with EXO. Has your personal style been heavily influenced by your group’s image? How would you describe your style in contrast to your stage persona?
“Usually, I don’t dress like this; I wear comfortable clothes. Truthfully, my on-stage image and my off-duty image are very different. But since I’m able to show my cool side on stage, on normal days, I want to show off a more natural and comfortable side of myself. That’s why there’s a difference in the two styles.”