Biography

ROGER EDWARDS

International Award Winning Artist

Roger Edwards is an internationally know artist and fashion designer whose career highlights include Toronto Fashion Designer of the Year, the Sony Creative Video Award and a silver medal for Independent Video at the Houston International Film Festival.

In 1971 he received an Honours Degree from the Ontario College of Art where he was presented with the prestigious Governor General Medal. Many other awards followed including the Best Sculpture Award for the 1971 Toronto City Hall Outdoor Art Exhibit and a New York State National Heritage Trust award for sculpture.

In the mid 80's, Roger began to design premium fashion apparel for both men and women. Working with sumptuous leathers and suedes, he attracted a clientele that included international movie actors and professional athletes as well as people who just loved the quality and styling of his unique designs. Some of his more famous clients included Rudolph Nureyev, Lionel Ritchie, Eddy Murphy and Sharon Stone.

By the early 90's Roger was designing licensed apparel for the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB and Team Canada. In 2003, he sold his brand “Roger Edwards Sport” to Sport Maska, and for the next half decade he worked for CCM/Reebok and Adidas as a Creative Director.

In 2013, Roger became Creative Director of the Parks Canada Original Collection, a line of casual sports apparel and accessories created to raise awareness of Canada's National Parks.

In addition to fashion design, Roger continues to create large and powerful sculptures at his Studio in South Georgian Bay. Roger is an Ambassador for Artists for Peace and Justice, a non profit organization that provides free education and skills for thousands of the poorest children in Haiti.