FASHION: Council of Ireland Fashion Designers • YSL Museum, Paris
HERITAGE: Historical landmarks • Belleek Castle • Waterford Castle
ARTS: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites • Showcasing Irish Artists
LIFESTYLE: Why Music is Good for the Brain • A Winter Home Makeover
From the Editor: The coming months, when awards season moves into full gear, is a great time for inspiration in fashion trends, style tips, hair ideas and all the elements that go into the preparation of our own special events. Award ceremonies have become increasingly popular, not just in the world of film but across all industries.
The Irish Magazine Awards recently announced their nominees, and I am delighted to share the good news that Anthology has received two nominations. Our very talented Art Editor, Ros Woodham, is nominated for Designer of the Year, and our recent cover featuring the stunning artwork of Iwona Lifsches is nominated for Cover of the Year. This is a great endorsement of our vision, and an acknowledgement of the hard work by all the team at Anthology over the last year.
In this issue, we visit the Department of Musical Instruments at New York’s Metropolitan Museum which, following extensive renovation, has reopened the first of four musical instruments galleries. It explores the use of brass instruments across time and place. Meanwhile, artist and illustrator Ophelia Redpath talks to us about how her love of music and listening to music inspires her creative process.
We also showcase a selection of work from some of Ireland’s contemporary artists who introduce us to their varying styles, techniques and themes. And we feature the exquisite Winter 2017 collections from the talented members of the Council of Ireland Fashion Designers.
Finally, we take a sneak peek at the Yves Saint Laurent museum that has recently opened in Paris, which features the eponymous couturier’s most iconic looks in the legendary premises where he designed his collections.
With previews and reviews of the latest lifestyle and cultural events and trends, this issue is the perfect companion to curl up with and enjoy on a winter’s evening.