Los Angeles-based clothing and accessories designer Tuesday Bassen is at odds with Zara over the alleged theft of her designs. Tuesday night, Bassen posted an excerpt of Zara’s response to a cease-and-desist notice her attorney sent the giant corporate fashion house alongside comparative images of the pins and patches in question.
Angry about the trend of corporate fashion brands ripping off young indie designers? Then Adam J. Kurtz’s new online store is made for you. The Brooklyn designer and artist created an “Unauthorized Reproductions” store on Wednesday devoted exclusively to selling designs that were allegedly ripped off by Zara.
The store features the work of 12 indie artists whose pins and patches are suspiciously identical to ones that showed up in Zara’s 2016 summer catalog. Included among the artists is Tuesday Bassen, the popular underground designer whose legal battle with Zara went viral after she posted the company’s condescending response to her claims online.