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Claire’s Introduces The Collab: A Year-Long Marketing Campaign Featuring the Influence and Creativity of Generation Zalpha image

Claire’s Introduces The Collab: A Year-Long Marketing Campaign Featuring the Influence and Creativity of Generation Zalpha

Hoffman Estates, IL — Claire’s is introducing The Collab, a reimagination of what a brand platform can be and invites the retailer’s community and members of Gen Zalpha o share their stories, diverse talents and unique perspectives throughcontent and social dialogue.

The Collab is a bold evolution of Claire’s desire to empower its consumers and invite them into the center of the brand to highlight their voices, talents and creative expression for all to experience.

This new platform will launch with a special group of Gen Zalphas for spring and continue to grow and become more dynamic with new faces throughout the year. More than just the inspiration for the brand, they will have influence in its creative direction across content, communications and activations – from in store experiences to events to content co-created from both in front of and behind the camera.

Inspired by the brand’s motto “Be the Most”, The Collab is Claire’s invitation to Gen Zalpha to take center stage as the most diverse, savvy and empathetic generation yet, while motivating others through their own interests and passions.

The Collab features a unique span of young talent including 7-year-old Ayla Palmer, creator and designer of the “AY” fashion line; 13-year-old Caro Hecks, a multi-talented drummer, surfer, ballerina and singer; 15-year-old Ashlyn So, a fashion designer recently named one of top three designers to watch by Vogue Hong KongMaggie Sophie Brown, co-founder of the Pad Project and producer of an Academy Award-winning documentary; Ariana Feygin, a viral chef and mentee of a Michelin star chef; 17-year-old Kaylee Foxhoven, a state youth soccer superstar; and 12-year-old Junior Gutierrez, a skateboarder who was also featured in Claire’s and V Magazine’s premiere issue of MINI V.

“Everything we do at Claire’s is in service to our consumers,” said Kristin Patrick, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Claire’s. “In an effort to turn the brand over to them and let their many talents shine, we created The Collab to serve as a platform for them to share their hopes, dreams, passions and accomplishments with our global audience. Claire’s empowers every generation to be the most expressions of themselves, and The Collab is a way to recognize them for all that they are and want to be.”

Over the course of the year, The Collab’s cast will be an expanding, expressive force with a creative hand in the brand – styling its shoots, creating content, hosting events, and sharing their stories to motivate others to do the same. Each member will lend their talents in their own way. For example, the dress worn by Ashlyn in the photoshoot is her own design, Maggie was behind the camera contributing to the behind-the-scenes photography and film while teen Otis Matlins helped style the cast.

The Collab launches in tandem with Claire’s spring collection, which features all new styles, products and in-store offerings.

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