The star attraction at the Roberto Cavalli store was undoubtedly Timmy Xu. The 24-yearold singer, songwriter and actor has a huge fan following (his television show, aptly titled, Addicted, was a ratings bonanza across China).
You’ve been dressed by Roberto Cavalli for the occasion. Tell us about your look.
I love it. I like to dress in contrasting colours, like today, and what I’m wearing is very sharp and smart. I like the animal print.
What are your favourite accessories?
I’m sporty, so this is very much my kind of event. I love sports shoes, I like the bright colours and patterns. You’ll usually find me in sportswear and sports gear.
What are you working on currently?
I’m working on a film project. We’re shooting in studios in Shenzhen — it’s a drama called Ping Pong and I play a table-tennis player. It’s really a celebratory kind of film, we’re looking at the time when the Olympics were held in Beijing. Even off set, I enjoy playing table tennis. I fit the part perfectly!
You’ve performed all around Asia. What’s your favourite arena or venue?
I can’t really pick one location. I like going to different places, different countries, meeting fans in every country. I like to observe their culture and learn about it. I love that part of travel — experiencing places I’ve never been to before.
What’s been your best fan encounter?
When I’m in concert, when I’m singing and the fans participate, that’s an amazing feeling. When they sing along or when they put their lighter or flashlight on from their phone – I get chills! It’s very touching.