[ Matea Glušćevič; pronounced Mah-tay-ah Gloo-sh-ch-eh-vich ]

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Matea Gluščević’s eponymous label stands as a beacon of individuality in the world of bespoke shoemaking. It is an extension of her artistic spirit and unique vision, encapsulating the designer and founder's expertise in both the Italian Lunati and Geometric pattern making methods, and a decade-long journey of self-expression and daring creativity.

Matea Gluščević designs are bold narratives, stories of exploration captured in the form of footwear. Each collection is a testament to the designer's pioneering spirit, as she masterfully blends materials and techniques to create footwear that is not just an accessory, but a statement of functional beauty.

Drawing upon the echoes of Renaissance silhouettes and traditional Croatian attire, Matea Gluščević breathes new life into historical aesthetics, crafting pieces that represent a harmonious melding of past and present. The label is a celebration of artistry and innovation, defying commercial trends to stay true to its unique identity.

Collections are currently made from salvaged leather, reclaimed fabrics, and primarily vegetable-tanned leathers sourced from Australia and Italy, with the collection to move 100% to vegetable tanned leather in 2025. Each shoe is handcrafted in Australia by Matea and her team in Naarm Melbourne, underscoring the brand’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Matea Gluščević is more than just footwear - it's a bold and creative journey captured in every stitch.

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