Adele leads onesie revolution
PREPARE yourself for an onslaught of onesies.
This year’s Mona Foma, which starts in Launceston today, will have nearly 3000 electric-blue onesies in circulation.
Touted as a “mass onesie extravaganza”, festival goers can make their own outfits in a series of DIY workshops.
Performance artist and designer Adele Varcoe, who has been wearing onesies for eight years, said the process of making the garments would add an extra dimension to the experience.
“Everyone making them together will bring people together in a different way,” she said.
Last year Varcoe managed to get 1200 people into onesies at Mona Foma, resulting in the bright pink creations becoming a soughtafter fashion statement.
She wanted people to have easier access to them this year to ensure it was an inclusive experience.
“The ultimate goal is to have enough for everyone at the festival,” she said.
This year she has teamed up with Finnish clothing label Self-Assembly to furnish the crowd with DIY onesies, which require neither sewing skills nor sewing machines.
“It’s like Ikea furniture for clothes,” she said.
“They have invented a technique that is like loops and holes, and the loops loop into each other.”
She said the material was already laser cut, ready to go.
The Australian designer said she enjoyed sharing her passion for onesies and opening up conversations about fashion.
The onesie extravaganza, titled Onesie World 2.0, starts today in Launceston and continues throughout the festival.
Mona Foma artistic director Brian Ritchie said the festival was shaping up well.
“One of the hallmarks of Mona Foma is that we put unlikely combinations of musicians together and then we prove that music is the universal language,” he said.