FASHION: The Met to honour Comme des Garçons • Best in Bridal 2017
TRAVEL: Portugal’s picturesque Alentejo • Red Square and the Kremlin
ARTS: Showcasing Irish crafts • Photographer and digital artist Ken Coleman
INTERIORS: Bespoke furniture makers • The Interiors Association
From the Editor: Spring has long been synonymous with rebirth and inspiration. It is a season associated with colour and energy, when extended daylight boosts mood, well-being and creativity. Our Spring Issue is full of inspiration and creative vision for your life, whether you’re preparing your home for the season or taking on the challenge of a new business.
Whatever new opportunities you decide to explore, creativity will be the key to your success. But creativity needs time and space, so it is important to schedule some time for creative activities. Visiting an art gallery can provide inspiration and stimulate the imagination to allow more flexible thinking. An absolute must see this spring is ‘Beyond Caravaggio’, now showing at the National Gallery in Dublin. In this issue, we take a look at the artist’s immense influence on, not only many artists of his time, but also on modern filmmakers and photographers.
A preview of an exhibition of the work of avant-garde Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, which is to be showcased at Metropolitan Museum of Art, demonstrates why she is recognised as one of the fashion world’s most innovative and influential designers and how she has contributed so much to shaping the modern wardrobe.
Limerick digital artist and photographer Ken Coleman is featured in our cover story. And we are delighted to present a selection of work from some of Ireland’s best contemporary craftspeople and furniture makers.
We also highlight the service provided by the Interiors Association in supporting a body of professionally accredited members in the Irish interiors industry.
In providing a space where art, photography, fashion design and interior design connect, Anthology strives to bring creative inspiration to our everyday lives.