“My mother, the architect Sophie Hicks, my sister Olympia and me, the morning we flew to South Korea for the Acne Studios store opening,” explains Edie Campbell of this photo. She shares here images from her recent trip to Seoul to celebrate her mother.
The invitation to the opening.
An Acne billboard.
The glowing front of the shop, designed to be a free-standing light box.
The walls of the store are concrete imprinted with rough timber.
Chairs by the designer Max Lamb.
The floating concrete staircase in the shop my mum designed — the cause of much unrest for her until Shinsegae’s engineers brilliantly made it float.
Hanging around while Mum does a store walk-through.
Olympia and I shopping in the Myeongdong district.
Face masks imbued with placenta, as the search for eternal youth continues.
Olympia in bed, unmoving, the morning after the Acne party.
Olympia waking from the dead … must check Instagram tout de suite!
Mum checking out a fitting room at Acne.
Eating kimbap the morning after the party to cure a soju hangover.
Roaming the Seoul streets.
Attacking my mum with a large pink inflatable penis at Condomania.
Eating delicious green tea shaved ice with sweet red beans.
Olympia and I having a spiritual moment.
Young boys studying Confucianism at the Jongmyo Shrine.