Designer Neil Bieff regards holiday '87 as the season women stopped debating the merit of their legs--and started wearing short dresses, regardless.
Short, chic dresses are what's most in demand from this designer. In Los Angeles, make that short strapless dresses, he says.
Bieff, who recently presented his holiday line in a trunk show at Alley, West Hollywood, combines close-fitting stretch fabrics with sequins or embroidery. A former art student at Syracuse University, he says he creates his sequined confetti and squiggle-pattern dresses as if they were paintings, with a "color-by-numbers" exactness.
Heart of Fashion
Yet silhouette, more than embellishment, is at the heart of holiday fashion this year, Bieff says. The fashion industry's new short dress shapes "are totally unreminiscent of the '60s," he explains.