kim woo bin interview

Top three wardrobe essentials

“Calvin Klein underwear – it’s a basic essential. A Calvin Klein knit sweater, which I wore on the way to Japan in the aeroplane. And the Calvin Klein Step watch (from the 2016 collection): It has (a very attractive) combination of material and colour (choose from a grey, silver or petrol green dial with silver or pink gold hands for the new unisex style).”

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Kim in the 2016 ad campaign with model friend Ju Xiao Wen. Both are wearing watches from the Calvin Klein Step collection.

The Hollywood star he’d love to work with

“American actor Brad Pitt. I admire his acting skills and how he’s good in many other fields (like producing the award-winning film 12 Years A Slave). In Korea, we use the term “bang-hyeong” to describe stars like Pitt. “Bang” refers to “sensational” and “hyeong” means “elder brother”. If I ever get a chance to work with “bang-hyeong”, I will seize it.”

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Kim at the launch event in Tokyo on Jan 28, with brand President Laura Burdese (centre) and creative director of men’s and women’s shoes & accessories Ulrich Grimm (left).

Most inspiring travel destination

“China: I went to many different cities there last year and met a lot of fans. I’ve cultivated a lot of wonderful memories there.”

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