Exclusive Fashion Feature: Ollie Edwards

BACK IN BLACK. Up-and-coming English model Ollie Edwards, who has modeled for everybody from Giorgio Armani to Ralph Lauren, shows off how a sleek silhouette can truly make you stand out.

 Shirt by Yves Saint Laurent, Tie by Ralph Lauren, Jacket by Rochambeau, Pants by Calvin Klein Collection

“I’ve done motocross since I was four years old and it’s my one true passion that I love more than anything else… Other than my girlfriend, of course.”

British model Ollie Edwards’ classically good looks and striking features have made him into one of the most sought after models working today. The 27-year-old has been the face of numerous prominent campaigns for top-tier brands including Lacoste, Dunhill, H&M, Giorgio Armani and Bally. Since signing a contract with Ralph Lauren in 2008, Edwards has been the muse for the label and has been heavily featured in their campaigns. He is represented in London by Premier Model Management.

Outfit by Calvin Klein Collection

Edwards on how he got discovered: “I was at a music festival in England called the V Festival. I was with my sister and some friends,stumbling around when I was approached by a person who worked for an agency in London who asked me if I’d be interested in trying out modeling. I worked as a retoucher at the time, and started by juggling the two jobs before the modeling work interfered with my full time job. I eventually decided to go into modeling full time and moved to New York a few days later.”

Shirt, tie, jacket and pants by John Varvatos, Shoes by Florsheim by Duckie Brown

Photographs: Mitchell Nguyen McCormack
Styling: Cannon for Judy Casey