Culture: Bags: Inside Out at the V&A • Hunt Museum: Best Costume Goes To …
Travel: Western Cape of South Africa • Ardèche: France’s Best-Kept Secret
Lifestyle: Decorating with Tiles • Exercise Makes the Brain Work Better
Fashion: Ann Lowe: New York Society’s Style Secret • 2020 Wedding Style
From the editor…
We are delighted to be back after our short break to bring you the Autumn Issue of Anthology. There is no better season to enjoy the beautiful landscape that this country has to offer as the countryside radiates with vibrant shades of russet, saffron and scarlet. It is the perfect setting for a sense of comfort, warmth and reflection, and a good time to place a renewed focus on personal goals.
Over the last few months, many of us have had our plans abruptly placed on hold, but now we can once again enjoy a trip to a museum or gallery, or just get down to home improvement plans. We can also look forward to a time when we can travel freely.
Our pages are full of ideas, with our travel features taking you on journeys to the earth’s most spectacular and beautiful landscapes. We feature South Africa’s Cape Town and the picturesque Western Cape, and also the breath-taking scenery of France’s best-kept secret, the Ardèche.
The Hunt Museum in Limerick is exhibiting an impressive collection of Ireland’s film costume design, while The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, hosts an exhibition dedicated to the history and evolution of bags.
Our fashion pages include a feature on the most exquisite and romantic wedding gowns. We also bring you the remarkable story of Ann Lowe, the little-known African-American couturier who designed the iconic gown worn by Jacqueline Bouvier when she married Senator John F Kennedy.
Wishing all our readers and your families and friends the very best for the future ahead.