Emmaus Grad’s Shoes Walk the Runway During NYC Fashion Week
Dierdre Wallace, formerly of Lower Macungie Township, is owner and creator of deeFind, a feminine ferocious women's high heel line based out of San Francisco. She recently was invited to participate in celebrity designer Stevie Boi’s runway show, on Sept. 7 and fashion designer Angel Brinks on Sept. 8 as part of New York Fashion Week.
Wallace graduated from Emmaus High School in 1998, and from Humboldt University in 2003. She is the daughter of Lower Macungie resident, Pamela McLean Wallace, of Barlieb Wallace Productions and Crowded Kitchen
Wallace launched deeFind in 2011, with a vision to create high-fashion footwear for the everyday women of any size. “I wanted to design shoes that were quite unique, works of art and available for women in regular and large sizes.” says Wallace, a size 11. Conceptually, futuristic architecture has always been appealing to me: dynamic angles, bold lines, audacious structural gestures and they are frequently reflected in my design aesthetic,” she continues.
In keeping with the sensibilities of futurism, Wallace
incorporates recyclable and sustainable materials in her shoes. Each handmade pair of deeFind shoes is constructed in humane working conditions with comparable wages. Additionally, deeFind is a start-up company that thrives on
the values of investing in the community; a portion of each deeFind purchase will be given to a charity. Last year's donation went to the Literacy for Environmental Justice in San Francisco.
Stevie Boi™ specializes in high fashion, ready-wear shades and accessories. He has designed for many artists, including Lady Gaga, and has had his work featured on the cover of Vogue Italia. Angel Brinks specializes in high fashion leggings and dresses.