Viktor was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Los Angeles. His mother was a talented seamstress and taught him the foundations of tailoring and construction when he was seven. After high school, he moved to New York City to work as a fashion photographer and took classes at FIT, but never graduated. Attending FIT in New York City opened his eyes to pattern making, draping, and design. Viktor draws upon his eclectic background from his tranquil summers on Mexico’s coast, his rock and roll days in Los Angeles and the urban energy of New York City, when designing his garments.