Fashion Pulse Daily is honored to present a new collaborative series, “Illustrate This,” in which multi-talented artist and illustrator Molly Schafer takes imagery from the fashion and beauty worlds and interprets them anew with her keen eye and swift hand. For the first installation of the series, Molly has taken one of the looks from Versace‘s resort 2010 collection to illustrate in a manner that compliments the look (see below for more looks, unillustrated, from the collection).
For resort 2010, Donatella Versace perfectly executed some of the best micro prints ever seen in a palette of dominantly purple, orange, and/or white in a succinct, well-edited collection rife with pieces that push the brand in a bright new direction. The prints, interesting detailing like noticeable piping, and construction can be considered fitted yet well-tailored, and for the most part, signature Versace styling with superfluous lace-up sandals that also mimicked the tiny polka-dot designs.
About this illustration: Watercolor & digital manipulation with Versace Resort 2010 photo
Molly says, “The prints on the dress remind me of old video arcade games. I used elements from these games as inspiration for the design.”
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.