In the fashion business for over 35 years, Victor Colvin won Best Dressed in high school wearing thrift store clothes that he was getting a local tailor to alter for him. Shortly after, he started sewing as an elective during his senior year. He entered a class as a way to be around a room full of girls (being as though he was such a ladies man), and took interest in it. He received his first sewing machine from 1 of his 5 sisters that she found in a vacant house that was next door to where he grew up. He then set up shop and started sewing out of his mother's basement.
He sold his first collection out of West 57, an upscale boutique nestled in Wash., DC's prestigious Georgetown Park Mall, as well as Ricey's Boutique of Georgetown, not long after graduating. His career got a major boost when he was selected over 30 other designers to appear in (the now defunct) Ebony Man Magazine. He went on to become the recipient of a couple of design awards, which include the Best Sportswear Designer of the Year 1982 (Joyce Mills & Associates), and the Couture Award for Outstanding Young Designers 1983-84 (Deb Tech Consulting Service).