Now moving from fashion to beauty, Schafer’s latest exclusive work for FPD is an illustration of the FlowerbyKenzo fragrance.
About Kenzo: The House of KENZO was founded in Paris in 1970 by Takada Kenzo and included mens, women’s and children’s offerings, with KENZO PARFUMS launched in 1987 and FlowerbyKenzo originally launching in 2000. Channeling red poppy, FlowerbyKenzo is an oriental, floral scent and includes notes of Bulgarian rose and Parma violet. The fragrance has recently seen a resurgence in interest and its marketing efforts via the new, refillable eau de parfum refillable bottles and refill pouches, which cost about 20% less than the regular bottle.
About the illustration: “The design of Kenzo’s Flower is so whimsical, I immediately imagined the perfume being packaged by little elves,” says Schafer. “I had so much fun drawing this. I was inspired to create a set of pinback buttons featuring this little red cap elf. I’ve just listed them on my Etsy shop.”
About the artist: Molly Schafer is an artist and illustrator living in Chicago. Her illustrations have recently appeared in Annalemma, Kong magazine, and on the Center for Biological Diversity’s Endangered Species Condoms. Schafer’s art has been exhibited at Exit Art, artpoint Miami, Branch Gallery, Lump Gallery, Space 1026, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and at Lollapalooza 2007.Schafer is also co-founder of The Endangered Species Print Project, an art & conservation project selling limited edition art prints to support limited populations.