Tuesday Bassen's New Clothing Line Is As Cool and Cheeky As You'd Expect
You probably already know Tuesday Bassen from her subversive illustrations — which often feature female characters in various stages of badassery — her super popular pins and patches, or her recent public battle against a corporate fashion brand that she claims stole several of her original designs, plus dozens by other indie artists.
But now the artist is adding yet another accomplishment to her ever-growing list: fashion designer. Bassen has previously dipped her toe into this territory with her own accessories and a co-designed collection with Mowgli Surf (which is also currently available in her e-shop), but with the launch of her made-in-LA clothing line, Aggressive, Tuesday has introduced a cute and quirky collection complete with a pink fuzzy cheerleader skirt, a cropped hoodie, and a satin Pink Ladies-inspired jacket bearing the phrase "Hail Satin" on the back, among others.
And continuing with her theme of pushing limits, Bassen opted to fill Aggressive's lookbook with women she admired of all shapes, colors, and sizes in lieu of traditional models. For example, nail artist Fariha Ali, illustrators Carly Jean Andrews and Natasha Lillipore, and Partial Love designer Dior Anderson are just a few of the faces you'll see wearing the clothing — which ranges in sizes XS to 3XL — in the gorgeous girl gang photos by Taylor Rainbolt.
The extraordinarily busy Bassen (did we mention she also recently opened her first brick and mortar, Friend Mart?) answered a few questions about the collection including what piece you'll catch her wearing most and why being "aggressive" isn't such a bad thing.
The word "aggressive" often gets a bad wrap. Why did you chose it as the name of your line?
To me, being aggressive isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially as a woman. I like my clothes to make my customers feel strong and assertive, and I felt "aggressive" summed up that intention.
Your lookbook is full of cool real girls. How did you chose your models?
The models are friends of mine that encapsulate the spirit of the line. Each model has a different passion and drive that I admire.
So much pink! What drew you to the color for your first collection?
I love the play between a typically feminine color scheme with an aggressive bend. I've always been attracted to the duality of women, and using the color pink with the imagery reflects that.
What piece have you been wearing the most?
Definitely the Aggressive hoodie.
All images by Taylor Rainbolt