So… how familiar are you with Gorpcore?
Gorpcore – a trend that began in the early 2020s – is wearing outdoor clothing in everyday life. And what’s the deal with "Gorp," you might ask? It’s an acronym for "good old raisins and peanuts," a hiking snack as timeless as the style that bears its name.
Gorpcore isn’t just a passing trend or a fad. It's a clever, simple style that bridges the gap between fashion and outdoor sports to meet the needs of everyday life.
There’s been no shortage of angst-inducing events in recent years, but hard times gave us the opportunity to rediscover the joys of the great outdoors as well as a yearning to find happiness in the simple things. And that’s why Gorpcore has the wind in its sails. Those mornings agonizingly spent deciding what to wear are a thing of the past. The world now wants versatile clothing that’s as enjoyable to wear on a couch as on a mountain. Clothing that’s both functional and fashionable, that’s made to keep up the pace from the café to the bike path or the office.
Simplify Your Wardrobe With Gorpcore
[ According to the United Nations Environment Programme, the fashion industry is responsible for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. Gorpcore seeks to break the cycle of overconsumption that’s at the heart of this distressing percentage. High-quality, functional, and versatile clothing means not needing to have multiple wardrobes for multiple activities. And the best part? You won’t need to compromise on style! ]
Combining fashion with the outdoors makes your everyday life – and wardrobe selection – easier. Here’s how to make it happen without compromising on style, comfort, or functionality.
1. TIMELESS COLOURS
Go for rich, timeless, and unique colours. While the bright colours of sports clothing are certainly eye-catchers, their popularity is often short-lived. Neutral tones tend to stand the test of time and be easier to wear in all areas of an active lifestyle.
2. INFORMAL CUTS
Our bodies change with the seasons. That’s why more casual and gender-neutral cuts catering to all shapes and sizes have more staying power. And since these are less performance-focused, they tend to have a more versatile look.
Going from morning to evening without having to worry about comfort requires soft and breathable layers, such as a merino wool sweater. Premium fabrics, optimal stretch capacity and quick drying ability come together to help you move freely.
Simple, yet refined. Technical, but trendy. Comfortable, yet beautiful. There’s nothing better than functional, versatile clothing that can be confidently worn… no matter what the day brings.
As Véronik Bastien, cofounder of Parmi, says, "You know a piece is truly versatile when it can be worn just as easily for mountain biking as it can be to go to work, matched with high-waisted jeans and loafers.”
5. HIGH-QUALITY ACCESSORIES
Wearing accessories not only adds a unique touch to your look, but also lets your personality shine! Think luxurious merino socks worn with slides, a beautifully designed insulated headband that goes equally well with a wool coat or an anorak, a cashmere tuque to top off your denim on denim outfit, or sports shoes that can be matched with cargo pants or a summer dress. Each of these high-quality accessories brings its share of comfort and confidence, helping you to be well equipped for any adventure.
Inspired by Gorpcore, the Parmi Lifewear collection brings style to your outdoor activities and comfort for your urban outings. It’s the best of both worlds and a great way to simplify both your wardrobe and your lifestyle.