Born in Ohio, Edmond Newton grew up in the small country textile mill town of Union, South Carolina. The son of a military soldier and a hairstylist, he became fascinated by images of his father's worldly travel and developed a love for the arts. Fashion became a huge interest as he traveled the country with his mother attending hair shows and fashion events. From his junior high school days when he was voted "best dressed" to later becoming a professional male model at the age of 17, Newton has always been destined for a career in the fashion world. Newton has begun the process of building what he considers to be his fashion empire brick by brick. His ultimate dream is to create a successful fashion house and to become a household name.