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Who could even begin to imagine a highly successful high country New Zealand farmer exploring his feminine side collecting frocks? Eden Hore was a visionary who established a trailblazing collection representing a unique slice of New Zealand couture fashion which cannot be found anywhere else in the country – and possibly the world.

The Eden Hore collection began when this successful farmer became interested in his housekeeper’s gowns. He began accompanying her to many fashion parades where he became captivated by the female clothing designs of the 70s and early 80s. As a farmer his initial interest was in wool and leather garments but Eden’s growing collection of glamorous female clothing created what is now considered an important collection from a time when New Zealand traditionally looked to Paris and London as leaders in the world of fashion. read more