Ariella Maizner is already making a name for herself in the fashion industry, becoming one of the youngest entrepreneurs to partner with a national retailer.
The 12-year-old fashion designer is behind the label Theme, which she created in 2018 to pursue her love of fashion and sewing. Her tie-dye and floral pieces have developed a loyal customer base and celebrity clientele and helped catch the eye of Walmart, which tapped Maizner to create an apparel collection this year.
“It was a dream come true,” Maizner said about the partnership. “I’ve always dreamt of creating a collection for every part of a girl’s life. I also love that Walmart is accessible for so many people. It’s such a huge honor to have such a huge organization believe in me and my design ability.”
Maizner got started in fashion design at a young age, stating she started dressing at age two and started sewing at age six. She began making clothing for herself for school and events and her family and friends started asking her for special requests, which encouraged her to make more pieces.