I just hung up with Tacee Webb from the Portland Design Collective—the shop that began as one of the downtown holiday pop-up initiatives mixing locally designed clothing with vintage, stayed, and then went on to join forces and share its space with the Seattle-based Zebra Club—who tells me that the PDC will be shut as of May 1st. (Zebra Club moved out a couple of days ago.)
Citing a desire to go back to regular gig as a contractor working in retail development, Webb says that it has been "a great opportunity," but opportunities have come up that she doesn't want to miss. In the meantime she is having one more "fashion show" at the space: Called Streak, it will feature models painted by local artists, with live music by King Clifton, as a fundraiser for another one of her longtime goals, founding the first-ever museum for people with disabilities. The working title of the project is the Museum of DifferentAbilities (MoDA), and it's a long-time and long-term goal. Webb, whose own son has Down Syndrome, points out that "There’s no united history for this minority group," something she's like to see changed, and in Portland. Come support the cause and wish her well, but knowing the constantly busy Webb, she'll be around!