NOWNESS

IN RESIDENCE: SOPHIE HICKS

Editor Shelley Jones. Film by Nick Ballon. January 2019

A tranquil walk through the minimal home of the architect who has designed boutiques for the likes of Chloé and Yohji Yamamoto.
In 1987, after working as fashion editor at Tatler and Vogue,  Sophie Hicks embarked on a career in architecture, going on to design some 100 Chloé boutiques, stores for Nottingham’s own Paul Smith, and—most notably—Yohji Yamamoto’s stunning Paris flagship.

In this new film, the latest of our much-loved In Residence series, fashion’s interior designer guides us around her minimal Kensington home—one that belies its proximity to the beating heart of a major city.

 

Hicks has described her own style as “cold but warm,” making use of rough finishings and sparse, minimal spaces to provide a place for light—both natural and artificial—to play. There is an openness to her approach, being a reflection of her editorial career working under Grace Coddington. It is, then, no great surprise that the British stylist-turned-architect had a surreal encounter with Federico Fellini in 1986, leading to her appearing in his fictional documentary Intervista.

View film at Nowness.com

MAGAZINES

FRAME

YOHJI YAMAMOTO FLAGSHIP STORE
By Chris Scott
Photographs by Johannes Marburg
May/Jun 2009

FRÄULEIN MAGAZINE

SOPHIE HICKS, WAS WÜRDE SOPHIE TUN?
By Aicha Reguieg
Photographs by David Fischer
April 2012

PIN-UP

SOPHIE HICKS – THE ALAÏA-CLAD STYLIST WHO REFITTED HERSELF AS AN ARCHITECT
By Emily King
Photographs by Andreas Larsson
Fall/Winter 09/10

J’N’C News

DIE GEISTERJÄGERIN
Interview by Svea Jörgens
Portraits by Volker Conradus
December 2012

RIKA MAGAZINE

RENAISSANCE WOMAN
By Osman Ahmed
Photographs by Alasdair McLellan
Spring 2018