The Style and the Star: Kris Wu

The man and the career

Kris Wu, also known as Wu Yifan, is a very famous Chinese actor and singer-songwriter. He was born in China, but at the age of 10, he migrated with his family to Canada.

In 2007, when Kris was 16, he auditioned for S.M. Entertainment’s Canadian S.M. Global auditions in Vancouver. His personality and talents impressed the judges and he passed the audition with great success. Given that he was now a S.M. trainee, he moved to South Korea. In 2012, Kris Wu was introduced as the 11th member of the EXO group. The group debuted in 2012 with their EP MAMA and achieved a lot of commercial success. In fact, their album was the first album in 12 years that sold in over one million copies in South Korea and is the 11th best-selling South Korean album of all time.

Success after success, Kris became the K-Pop poster boy in the eyes of millions of fans, not only from Asia, but from all over the world. In time, he built a strong and loyal following that watches every move he makes and every career shift he takes.

A short while after that, Kris decided to make a career move and to become a film actor in China. Apparently, this move was a smart one, as his first movie, “Somewhere Only We Know”, which was filmed in Prague, the Czech Republic, was a huge box office success, scoring $37.81 million in its first six days after its release.

Since then, Kris has engaged in several different projects, such as writing songs and creating movie soundtracks, which all had a great deal of success.

 

 

The man and the style

Kris Wu looking wonderful in evening wear

His enormous commercial success has turned Kris into a veritable fashion icon as well. In 2014, he appeared on Harper’s Bazaar China’s October issue and his fans rallied to get a copy. In 2015, his career and fashion icon status has landed him an invitation to the Met Gala, where, in our opinion, he was one of the most dapper men. In fact, the Attire Club article in which he was featured went viral online and showed once again how strong his following is.

But, what is it that makes Wu Yifan such a strong style icon in the eyes of so many youngsters from China, Korea, Japan and from around the world?

 

First of all, during his K-Pop days, Kris was the embodiment of the all Korean-pop star. With a smooth face, trendy haircuts and always following the latest fashion trends, Kris became the image of a cultural generation. Youngsters from all over the world, who relate to the K-Pop universe, feel the need to be represented and, because he was the image of his era, soon enough, he became an idol for many. Because of his career and projects, which gained him a lot of cultural trust and cultural capital, Kris Wu established himself as a tastemaker and a style icon. Therefore, for his followers, anything that Kris was wearing was a great source of inspiration when it came to their style.

His looks were a reflection of the stories he told through his projects.

Since the beginning of his career, Kris has kept it very trendy and fashionable, but after taking his career to another level and becoming a cinema star, Kris was also spotted in more mature, more elegant and more dressy outfits. Because he grew in tandem with his fandom, Kris continued to be the style icon so many admired.

What we love about Kris’ fashion is that he manages to always maintain his young and fresh looks and to remain youthful, even though he is advancing in life and going off to new projects.

 

 

Kris as a style inspiration

Winters look great in red and black.

One more thing we love about Kris’ style is the fact that anyone can learn a lot of things from him. For example, Kris is what in fashion is called a Winter, meaning his hair and color contrast greatly (in fact, most Asians qualify as Winters). Winters look great in colors such as black, white, blue, purple, etc. His fans have probably noticed that he rarely wears colors such as khaki or tan, as these colors do not suit his hair and skin color well. Moreover, when Kris dyed his hair, he knew how to adapt his wardrobe to his new look and created color schemes that were suited for his new look.

 

Because he is the representation of a generation that always wants to be modern, fashionable and highly stylish, Kris Wu can be seen as one of the big global style influencers of the 2010s. We are definitely looking forward to seeing what Kris Wu will be doing next, and, more than that, what he will be wearing.

 

 

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P.S. What do you like about Kris? What do you make of his style? Share your feedback, questions or thoughts in the comments below! For more articles on style, fashion tips and cultural insights, you can subscribe to Attire Club via e-mail or follow us on Facebook or Twitter!

 

34 thoughts on “The Style and the Star: Kris Wu

  1. Has AttireClub become a Kris fan? This man is perfect from head to toe (he has flaws but ya know ). Thank you for taking interest in him, please follow the whole group if possible ; if you wish that is. He is a great idol, and FIGHTING GALAXY!!!

    • Dear Ruby,

      Thank you very much for your comment! Kris Wu is definitely a style icon for many and he has definitely drawn our attention!

  2. Thank you for this!!!!!!!!!
    We (international fans) love him and we will always support him!! He is very talented, polite and very hardworking ^^ Kris you are the best!! FIGHTING!! <3

    • Thank you for the comment, International fan! Kris has such great fans, we’re sure he is very excited!

      • You’re welcome! I’m happy you have an interest in Mr. Wu, he is quite a fashion icon and would be a great designer. His fans are also quite passionate (as you may already know) just like he is for fashion.

  3. Thank you Thank you Thank you~~~~~WuYiFan , KRIS Wu is my fashionistaaaaa #(best)#(highest)(greatest)#(supreme)#(extreme)#(surpassing)#(preeminent)❤️

  4. If we really have to comment about kris it’ll take ages to be honest…haha
    But seriously, Kris is a great guy. He was known as the Mr. Cold guy and airport fashionista of EXO. He is really cool but is also really funny and can have the weirdest mind of all. He is also really caring and will become shy in front of his fans even though he’ll still make small talks with them. He,not only, have the looks but also a great personality. Kris always had an amazing fashion sense even among the EXO members. When EXO had to travel we would always look up to him. I’m glad you took interest in him and hope you’ll follow him closely.
    P.S: If you want to see a completely different image of Kris, then i recommend watching EXO Showtime. It’s a korean variety show and i think his image on this show is something you would never expect! Hihi. By the way he is also known as Mr.Galaxy!

        • Thank you very much, Celine! Hope to see you around the site! You can always subscribe by entering your e-mail in the box on the right of your screen!

      • Oh my god! LOL please prepare yourself if you happen to watch EXO Showtime, because you will see the-completely-different Kris Wu, even I shock upon watching the show hahahah

  5. KrisWu is the outstanding young generation that give good influence for their fans (Meigeni) his style is not just about following the new trend but he has his own style to mix n match what is comfort to be used and show his personal minded about fashion. Thank you for chosing him as a fashion icon

  6. I was captivated by his looks but his style, character and personality made me stay. ♡♡♡

  7. I’m truly happy that YiFan has found so many support and sucess after all the hardships he’s been through.
    I’m truly glad for him and I hope he has a even brighter future ahead ^^

    Thank you for the lovely article. I love when my idols, no matter where they are from, have a light where no one would normaly expect, and unfortunatly a lot of asian artists don’t have the opportunity to be apreciated as they should for their talent.

    • Dear Pammella Sant’Ana,

      Thank you very much for the comment. We are glad you enjoyed the article.

      We are always excited to introduce great celebrities to a global audience, it is our pleasure!

      F&F

  8. Kris Wu is very stylish. He has many different styles which makes him multidimensional. He is chic, urban and causal but he is always stylish. Thanks for writing about him because I think people need to know more about him. His is a kind person and there is something special about him which makes people want to pay attention when he is in there presence. I really enjoyed your article.

    • Dear sandra,

      Thank you very much for the comment! We are happy you liked the article. Kris is definitely a multidimensional guy, which is why he is very interesting.

  9. It’s great to see that Attire Club has taken an interest in Kris. Kris was recently featured in the vogue china cover with Kendall Jenner. You guys should check it out. Thank you for the lovely article.. As his fan i am really thankful for your support towards him.

  10. First of all, thank you so much for writing an article featuring Kris’s style and approving him as an fashion icon representing his generation. Actually he has been on the July issue cover of China Vogue with Kendall Jenner, which titling as ‘New Gen, the incredible 90s’. Thus, it is uneivitable that Kris Wu has gained the attention within the international fashion industry. He is also the first male and the youngest person who became a cover star for Vogue China. Furthermore, he is the only male guest from mainland China who has been invited to the Givenchy S/S 2016 Paris fashion week and appreciated by Suzy Menkes as elegant ,charming and impeccably dressed. Kris wu become the fashion icon of China and a family member of Givenchy, an advertising star of Adidas Zx Flux. Let’s looking forward to seeing Kris’s next step in the coming Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia.

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