As a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and of Igbo descent, Victor Madu possess determination, hard work, and beams success. The 20-year-old entrepreneur moved to Houston at the tender age of thirteen. Then, at the age of nineteen, he started “For the Leaux,” a dope clothing line with the goal of producing fashion-forward products at a consistent rate.
“I created my company after my freshman year in college after being interested in fashion throughout high school. I used that summer to build an initial base for my brand and was able to gain traction,” Madu said via email.
For the Leaux’s essential target audience is a perfect blend between high school and college students. However, it is definitely spreading rapidly across the nation and overseas as well. When speaking to Madu, it is easy to tell how humble and grateful he is; all the while still optimistic about the future and wanting to stand out.
“I distinguish myself from other brands because I’m very open-minded when it comes to working with others rather than competing,” he said. “My mission is to change the fashion industry and build a bridge between high fashion and affordable street wear.”
Madu also has a few non-profit projects currently in the works. But in the meantime, you can find some of these pieces and many more on his website.