People who have looked up to Zara to fill their wardrobes with fashionable wear are in for a rude shock. The Spanish apparel brand has been accused of copying illustrations of an Indie artist, Tuesday Bassen, without crediting her for the same. The news has disappointed fashionistas worldwide.
This is not the first time that the fashion brand has taken 'inspiration' without crediting the artist. Time and again, they have blatantly copied work from designers. As many as 12 artists have accused the brand of copying their designs with LA based desinger, Tuesday, being the latest victim.
Tuesday took to Instagram to report the incident claiming that Zara has been copying her designs previously too, and it is now that she has decided to finally raise her voice against the incident.
I'm insanely grateful to the press, to all of you, and to other artists like @adamjk @thesearethings @pity_party_corporation who are all coming forward to show that they've also been plagiarized by Zara over the past year. At this time, I have not heard from @Zara and plan to pursue this further. I will keep you all updated and thank you again for your support. Thank you.
This is what she said on Twitter:
I plan to further press charges, but even to have a lawyer get this LETTER has cost me $2k so far. pic.twitter.com/khCRWvHHzc— Tuesday Bassen (@tuesdaybassen) July 20, 2016
But Zara did not accept their mistake and rejected her claims because she apparently, does not matter! This is what they said:
We reject your claims here for reasons similar to those already stated above: the lack of distinctiveness of your client’s purported designs makes it very hard to see how a significant part of the population anywhere in the world would associate the signs with Tuesday Bassen.
- As reported by Jezebel