Matea Gluscevic founded her label Done by Matea in 2019, combining her appreciation for playful aesthetics and experimental forms, with practical wearable qualities.
After graduating from TafeSA's Custom Made Footwear and UniSA's Bachelor of Visual Art, a year each in Industrial Design, 3D Character Design and Dental Technology, as well as a whole range of other creative pursuits; Matea Gluscevic combined her interest in fashion with her diverse skills background, obsession with materials and processes, and passion for facilitating self expression, to launch the label.
Each wearable and object celebrates the joy of creativity and explores the ways wearables and objects can be worn and used to strengthen and enhance identity, and to concretely express amorphous sentiments from within. As a whole, her work could be described as naive outsider fashion craft.
Collections are inspired by a range of influences including connectedness to emotion and nature, dreams, and contemporary design. All items in the range are designed with a focus on sustainability, and handmade ethically by Matea, in Adelaide, Australia.
Matea Gluscevic was born in New Zealand, from a Croatian background and grew up in Adelaide, Australia, where she is currently based.
Formerly, Matea was the owner and curator of Phase Space; a retail art space in Adelaide that unified traditional and experimental aesthetics, a directing member of the Format Collective, and a partner in a Renew Adelaide retail space, Trans-Form. Matea has also worked as a stylist and art director for a number of editorials featured in publications such as i-D online, as well as music videos, short films, and Fringe shows. Occasionally she also works as an event curator and promoter of local club night; Wildstyle.
Additionally Matea has worked as an artist; with works featured in solo and group exhibitions in shows at Feltspace, Format, ACE Open, SALA Festival, Z Ward and Cloister Workrooms. Matea has also had work under a variety of prior brand names featured in publications such as, CityMag, The Advertiser, Spynews Magazine, The Adelaide Magazine, Behind the News on ABC, FAINT magazine. See press for some past work.