6 October 2018
Shoemaker Johanna Preston and sculptor Petr Zly make up Preston Zly, one of Australia’s most innovative footwear design brands. They create singular designs, transcending mass market fashion to create modern-day classics. Often, their starting point is the art and technique of shoemaking from historical periods, reinterpreted in a contemporary way to create ground-breaking styles, with an expert hand-made quality. Their work is held in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Victoria and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. They regularly collaborate with Australian designers Akira Isogawa and MaterialByProduct.