Maddy Maxey Maddy Maxey is a 20-year old designer poised to take the fashion world by storm. Designing and sewing since she was 8 years old, Maddy was recently awarded the Thiel Fellowship and given 100,000 to stay out of college and start her own company.

No stranger to the fashion world, Maxey has interned at top fashion companies, including Peter Som, Tommy Hilfiger, Nylon Magazine and Zandra Rhodes.  When asked about starting her own company at 18, Maddy says,

“I really wanted to see what I could do on my own before I went back to school, to make sure it was what I needed. I got really into the entrepreneurial community and ended up applying for this. Part of the fellowship requires taking two years off of college, but I can go back afterwards. I was always encouraged to put my passions first. There’s no cut-and-dry path to follow anymore.”

Maddy Maxey has launched a collection of custom-made to order blazers Madison Maxey

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