Feb 11, 2015 10:59AM

Collection Survey: Celeste Tesoriero AW15

Australasia.

Sydney designer Celeste Tesoriero has created a true blue AW15 collection that's the stuff of Koala-cuddling dreams. We asked Celeste to put the painterly hessian-lined skirts, Japanese-style cut out dresses and flared pantsuits under the microscope in our collection survey, fleshing out the east meets west influences by imagining an Aussie version of Kill Bill Uma and a steaming bowl of Japanese Curry.

We also discovered that the collection is basically our relaxed, eucalyptus-drop eating, ute driving, Australian-as spirit animal. 

If it was a colour:
Burnt red.

If it was a mood:
Relaxed.

If it was an emoji: 

If it was an animal:
Koala.

If it was a famous person:
A mix between Jane Birkin and an Australian version of Uma Thurman in Kill Bill.

If it was a song:
'Aint no Sunshine' — Bill Withers.

If it was a season:

Autumn.

If it was a food:
Japanese curry.

If it was a language:
English — with an Australian accent.

If it was a place:
Sydney.

If it was a time: 
First light of the morning.

If it was a piece of art:
The Big Matchsticks — Brett Whiteley.

If it was a smell:
Eucalyptus.

If it was a texture:
Sheeps fur.

If it was a quote: 
"Home is where the heart is."

If it was a consumer object:
Ute.

If it was a film:
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

If it was a model:

Freja Beha Erichsen.

If it was a single word:
Australiana.

Photography: Sylve Colless
HMU: Peter Beard @ Work Agency

Lucy Jones