For my upcycling project I’ve decided to make a tote style bag in a Gorpcore aesthetic. Gorpcore is a fashion trend that basically combines the elements of outdoor clothing with streetwear and fashion. The term “gorp” is acronym for “good old raisins and peanuts,” which is a common trail snack for those on outdoor trips.
The aesthetic itself typically is comprised of versatile, functional, and durable clothing items such as waterproof shell jackets, puffer jackets, hiking pants, backpacks, sunglasses, and hiking boots. The common theme is clean, sleek, sharp edges, and striking colors and tones. Earth tones in the range of greens, tans, and browns along with more vibrant colors such as oranges, yellows, blues, and reds make up most of the gorp aesthetic. The contrast of these striking colors in the outdoor world is pretty cool to look at. Additionally with the more earth tone items its nice to have something that isnt as flashy and just operates as a functional item.
Mixed in with my post are some images that represent the Gorpcore aesthetic that I am going to base my bag off of.