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The launch of the Balmain x H&M capsule collection may well have hit headlines this week, but there’s another fashion collaboration that has grabbed our attention. Luxury fashion e-commerce platform Farfetch has joined forces with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, known as LACMA, to celebrate the museum’s 50th anniversary.

LACMA is home to collections that range from Latin American to Islamic art. ‘Wear LACMA’ first saw light in 2012, when the museum started to collaborate with LA designers on limited edition pieces.
Now, for this 50th anniversary, the project has just got bigger and better: 19 designers hailing from LA have been enlisted to create pieces inspired by works of art for the ‘Wear LACMA: 50th Anniversary Edition’ project. Anita Ko, Monique Lhuillier, Irene Neuwirth and Rodarte are just some of the names to have participated resulting in a series of womenswear and menswear pieces, jewellery and accessories. Each item refers to a piece of artwork that is displayed at the museum. Having launched earlier this week, the project is featured on the farfetch.com website as well as being sold via the LACMA online store.
 
Farfetch has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2008 and recently gained the status of “fashion unicorn” after being valued at $1 billion.
In a statement, Stephanie Horton, Farfetch Chief Marketing Officer commented on ‘Wear LACMA: 50th Anniversary Edition’ saying: “Our customers look for individuality in all aspects of their lives and these specially designed items are a perfect match for that audience." Through this partnership, as an international fashion platform Farfetch has helped LACMA bring the 50th anniversary celebration to a global audience.  
It’s not unusual for luxury fashion designers to be influenced by art, and this collaboration brings that link between both worlds into the limelight: inspirational!