‘Gorpcore’ Is The new ‘Normcore’ And It’s Bringing Bum Baggage Back
Bumbags are back.
Gone are the days when they were the only real preserve of creepy previous uncles and badly dressed tourists.
Today, fanny packs are being worn by rappers. By models. And soon, little doubt, by you.
Why As a result of gorpcore has brought them again into style.
But what the hell is ‘gorpcore’
It will get its identify from ‘GORP’, an acronym of the ‘Good Old Raisins and Peanuts’ mix used by hikers.
The Cut coined the phrase as a style term for dressing like you spend a load of your time outdoors or camping.
You realize the kind we’re talking about: people who insist on carrying North Face in Islington. Ironic fleeces. BUM Bags.
‘The look isn’t quite the “camping chic” that designers comparable to Givenchy, Lanvin, and — most notably — Prada despatched down the runway,’ explains The Cut’s Jason Chen.
‘It’s not a couple of hyper-elevated, excessive-trend take on Cheap Stone Island hiking clothes. Much of it is fairly defiantly ugly, like something you’d buy (or exactly what you’d buy) at REI before a weekend in Phoenicia — practical, component-braving fleeces, ponchos, parkas, and windbreakers from no-nonsense brands like Patagonia, the North Face, Teva, Columbia, and Birkenstock worn with painter pants, Vans, Hawaiian shirts, Dickies.
‘Head-to-toe outdoor-wear would be too literal — it has to be thrown off to communicate the wearer is in on the joke. The outfit isn’t designer, but it is style, in the best way that any aesthetic executed with intentionality — ever insistent stone island jas blauw and dissonant — can develop into “a look.”’
Style icons include A$AP Rocky, who rocked up to Fashion Week in a Calvin Klein fleece, puffer and Balenciaga bum bag, and Drake – a former icon of normcore and who loves nothing better than performing in Stone Island windbreakers.
While normcore saw us all dressing like 90s mums in high waisted over-washed jeans and comfy jumpers, this trend sees us looking for performance-enduring fashion.
You can wear your Stone Island jacket to the pub, to a football match or on a hiking trip.
These brands don’t come low cost but they’re durable. And that’s the message you’re promoting.
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And since you’re so rattling sensible, you don’t have time to be faffing around with handbags. No, you need a fanny pack.