June 1st, 2008 5:33 pm | by Byron Beck News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP

Fashion Exclusive: Seaplane Changes Ownership, plans to expand to L.A.

Tacee Webb is a busy woman.

The former owner of Red Light Clothing Exchange, this petite powerhouse spends most of her time nowadays opening American Apparel stores across the country as well as promoting the benefits of bio-fuel through her Lovecraft Biofuel Co. throughout the globe. That's when she's not prepping for her upcoming Fashion Design Camp (the next one begins July 28) or being a single mom raising two kids. Like I said, she's busy.

That's why I was bit blown away when she sent me a text announcing that she wanted me to stop by her "new" shop.

Now, what on earth, could she be doing now?

Well, in typical Tacee fashion, it's big and about to get bigger.

That's because Webb, and her 10-year-old-daughter, Palace, have just taken over ownership of Seaplane.

For eight years, Seaplane, co-owned by Kathryn Towers and Holly Stalder, has been THEE place for P-town's fashion friendly to either show or buy their wares. And their fashion shows are nothing short of legendary.

Well, kids, hold on to your Manolos.

Seaplane is about to expand. Webb told me that she will continue to operate Seaplane's flagship store on Northwest 23rd Avenue, but plans to open another Seaplane outlet in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake by late July.

It's Webb's hope that Portland designers that have been featured at Seaplane PDX will also catch fire at Seaplane LAX.

Webb says she also plans to launch a Fashion Design Camp just like she has done in Portland out of her L.A. HQ. According to Tacee, Towers and Stalder will continue to stay involved and show their work at Seaplane as well as continuing to work with Webb on Fashion Design Camp as they have for the last two years.

Photo above from www.e-seaplane.com.
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