For the upcycling project, I am planning on creating a bag or accessory of some sort out of old athletic clothing. The final product will have a gorpcore aesthetic. Gorpcore is an aesthetic or style of clothing that is wearing utilitarian, hiking, tech athletic clothing for leisure. This is very common concept of clothing in Boulder; arc’teryx, North Face, Patagonia, Salomon etc.
Above is ASAP Rocky wearing “Gorcope”.
Back into my upcycling project…how will I do it? I am a runner and have an abundance of old athletic clothing, shoes, and accessories laying around that I no longer use. I plan on utilizing all of those, cutting them up, sewing them together to create a some sort of fabric. This fabric will then be turned into a “gorpcore” based accessory. Ideally, I am thinking a sling bag, or something along those lines.
I decided to go with this aesthetic and project for various reasons. I am an apparel design by trade and have a passion for sport and athletics. It is also as simple as I just have a lot of gear that I have got to do something with. This seems like a good time to go through it and repurpose it.