September 19, 2019
Undergraduate student Alexa Deford discusses her work (including recent shoe design for DKNY), challenges, and life at Stamps in a new profile by Alana Blumenstein for SEEN Magazine.
University of Michigan student Alexa DeFord is not your ordinary college senior. At just 21, she’s designed shoes for DKNY and secured a summer job at Steve Madden. DeFord is living out her dream, but her success wasn’t easy to achieve.
DeFord, an Ann Arbor native, decided in fifth grade that she wanted to be a fashion designer. “I was just always interested in fashion,” she says. From then on, she says fashion was her passion.
Photograph by Alyssa Lopatin