Behind the curtain

07.04.2016 Petra Collins : Gucci : Snapchat Marketing
Petra Collins on Gucci Snapchat, Global Petra Collins on Gucci Snapchat, Global
Petra Collins on Gucci Snapchat, Global Petra Collins on Gucci Snapchat, Global
Petra Collins on Gucci Snapchat, Global Petra Collins on Gucci Snapchat, Global

Global – Model Petra Collins has taken over Gucci’s Snapchat feed to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of its latest campaign.

  • Gucci is one of several fashion houses that have used the service to offer glimpses of future launches over the past 12 months – others include Valentino, Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton and Burberry
  • According to Snapchat, more than 60% of US 13–34-year-old smartphone owners use the app

Collins is now in Tokyo to shoot the label’s autumn/winter 2016 campaign with photographer Glen Luchford. The New York-based artist and model has been given access to the brand’s Snapchat account to provide Gucci’s audience with live updates on how things are progressing. Thus far they have been treated to images of Collins having her hair done, travelling on the bus, sharing her sticker collection and walking around her hotel. Earlier in the year Gucci gave model and writer Hari Nef similar access to its feed.

Gucci is not the only fashion house using Snapchat to engage with its customers. In February, Burberry used the platform to preview its latest collection, having previously collaborated with photographer Mario Testino to shoot content straight to Snapchat.

The Big Picture

Luxury brands are using Snapchat’s ephemerality to provide glimpses of future products and build interest in campaigns. For more on brands making innovative use of s-commerce, read our Social Commerce market report Part 1 and Part 2.

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