A career that spans over three decades, D’Wayne Edwards has over 50 patents, and designed more than 500 styles for premier athletes such as Derek Jeter, Carmelo Anthony and Michael Jordan. Edwards has received numerous awards from Red Dot, Mercedes Benz Fashion, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and President Obama Volunteer of Service Award. He has taught and lectured at ArtCenter, Parsons, MIT and Harvard.
In 2010, Edwards founded PENSOLE, the first academy in the U.S. dedicated to footwear design. PENSOLE has quickly become the preeminent footwear design school in the world with over 500 former students now working at top brands in the fashion industry.