We caught up with Leah Kim, Nike’s yoga ambassador, in Stockholm at the Nike A/W 13 press preview to find out how she stays stylish on the mat
What kind of clothing do you like to wear when practising?
'I have to wear fuss-free clothing, there’s no time in yoga to be fiddling with stuff, you have to be in the zone and detached from the external. You don’t want to have to fuss about fabrics.'
What’s important to you when it comes to yoga clothing?
'Functionality is important but everything I wear has to be flattering, I’m very conscious about what the clothing looks like and I’m super picky about what I wear. I totally have fat days like everybody else! Flattering clothing on the mat these days is very important to your state of mind.'
Which yoga tribe do you belong to?
What’s your favourite kit?
'I know I’m the Nike ambassador, but I genuinely like to wear 100% Nike. I have worn other brands in the past but Nike fabric and innovation is the best. I don’t always stick to yoga clothing but also wear training pieces, they’re flattering and can be super cute.'
What kind of fabrics work well for you?
'Nike Dri-FIT Knit is my favourite new product, I wore it all day on a shoot recently and it’s awesome. It moves freely, is never too tight and breathes brilliantly. You’re just not aware of the fabric, as it doesn’t have any seams.'
What kit does a beginner really need?
'If you’re a beginner, think about buying something that you’re comfortable in and most importantly tops that won’t fall over your head when you bend over. If you’re wearing tight leggings, roadtest them first by bending over into a mirror to check you can’t see your knickers through them - it’s so common in class!'
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Image: Leah Kim trains in Nike Dri-FIT Knit, a new apparel innovation which features seamless knit fabric for zero distraction. www.facebook.com/NikeTrainingClubUK
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