Celeste Tesoriero, we welcome you. The newest member of our cult curiosity club. Creeps unite. We’ve met our match, this Aussie designer’s obsession with cults rivals that of the Yen team. So much so, that her recent autumn campaign was inspired by her time spent in Amish towns in Pennsylvania. “I constantly refer and explore the nature of cults and societies whom practice self sufficiency and disassociation from society,” says Tesoriero.
Shot in the misty and atmospheric Blue Mountains, not far from where Tesoriero grew up, the campaign mixes beautiful clothes with an almost voyeuristic glance into the world of two girls existing among the gum trees, fog and quiet. She enlisted WA based photographer James Whineray to work his magic. “It was one of those things, in which I had stumbled upon his work, he had shown interest in flying over and shooting for me, and then he gradually used so many slang and swear words in his emails, I just had to work with him. His photos reflect a structured masculinity, and I was excited to bring that aesthetic to such a sensitive idea.”