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As we've discovered during our many Racked Fit Club workouts, one of the secrets to a successful sweat sesh is a killer beat—so it's hardly a surprise that a stylish disc spinner and an athletic brand would result in the perfect mashup. Enter LA's DJ Lindsay Luv and Cali-based workoutwear label Zobha, who are rolling out a fashionable fitness collab in late November online and at select retailers.
Inspired by Luv's favorite activities and her edgy-cool aesthetic, the nine-item collection ($55 to $180) is comprised of monochrome mesh sports bras, strappy unitards, sleeveless hoodies with rose gold hardware, slim jogger pants, and more. For her fellow music-obsessed fitness fiends, the DJ—who relocated from NYC to LA five years ago—incorporated tune-friendly touches like headphone inserts iPhone storage.
Before the capsule officially lands, the two collaborators are giving stylish workout addicts a sneak peek at the pieces tomorrow night at The London's rooftop, where they'll host a free cardio yoga class and cocktail hour.
We sat down with the fashionable audiophile to find out how her cross-country move has changed her workout routine and style, her top ways to sweat in LA, what's on her exercise playlist, and more—read on below.
How did you connect with Zobha on this collab?
Much of my career has been centered around music meets fashion with a vast majority of my gigs and campaigns these days revolving around top fashion and lifestyle brands. Naturally working a bridge between the two worlds has opened up vast opportunities from DJing and sound styling, to marketing and design opportunities. The head of marketing at Zobha is someone with whom I have worked in various capacities for years and she approached me with a respect for my eye for music, fashion, and athletics.
I launched myself into the design realm with my first collaboration with outerwear brand Andrew Marc, which sold at Bloomingdale's and was featured on numerous celebrities and publications including NYLON—so design is an exciting branch of my brand these days. While much of my professional life is centered around glam looks by night, my day times are full of workouts and activewear between meetings; thus, designing a collection that takes you from the gym to a luncheon was the impetus behind #LindsayLuvxZobha and exactly what the brand was looking for.
How has your workout style and routine changed since you moved to LA?
Just the weather and healthy vibes in LA has forced me to become more and more active. Not only do I work out indoors with Bar Method and boxing, but I embrace nature with daily hikes and swimming year-round in my pool.
In NYC I would always lug a change of clothes between work and the gym because I always ran into people on the SoHo streets and didn't want to be spotted in sweats and unfashionable workout gear. In LA with driving and traffic I am running from work meetings to lunches to the gym to a hike and back again with no time or place to change and I have had to embrace activewear as a full day's look much of the week.
This lead me to want to create an activewear and athleisure line that bridged that gap. Nowadays, activewear has come such a long way and there are more options to express yourself and your fashion sense in all areas of your life.
What details were "must-haves" when you designed the line?
While activewear has many more fashionable options these days, I still felt like most of them were full of campy designs, busy prints, and bright colors which are the opposite of my everyday sleek noir style. I wanted activewear that stayed true to my overall aesthetic and that didn't scream 'I just worked out' like a pair of fluorescent yoga pants.
My line sticks to a very NYC inspired monochromatic palette with tasteful pops of my signature rose gold for some flare. The cuts and silhouettes are on trend, youthful and fun while still classic and cool. I also dread when you have to throw on, say, your leather jacket over your workout gear when leaving the gym (totally mis-matched and awkward), so I made sure to design the perfect black athleisure and breathable cocoon coat to pull together your whole look when heading out of the gym.
Lastly, as a DJ and sound stylist, music is my everything so we added little details throughout the collection for sorting your headphone wires, storing your iPhone, and more! Plus I named each piece after favorite inspiring female artists including my bestie and Spice Girl Mel B (the mesh sports bra)!
Where are a few of your favorite places to sweat in LA?
I spend four days a week at Bar Method in Silver Lake, which is my favorite workout! Bar is a great low impact workout combining isometrics, dance conditioning and interval training. I also love City of Angels Boxing (which is where our campaign was shot) and my favorite hikes are in Griffith Park and Fryman Canyon! I also love mixing it up with a hip hop dance class at The Sweat Spot in Silver Lake.
What top five songs are on your workout playlist right now?
As a DJ, I always look for 115 to 124 beats-per-minute remixes of these songs to work out (unless it is yoga or a cool-down):
Here For You by Kygo (feat. Ella Henderson), Lean On by Major Lazer (feat. MO & DJ Snake), Booty by Jennifer Lopez (feat. Iggy Azalea), Double Bubble Trouble by MIA, Sunlight by The Magician (feat. Years and Years), and Same Old Love by Selena Gomez.