The Eden Hore Central Otago (EHCO) project team, who look after and promote the renowned Eden Hore collection of New Zealand couture, believe that Eden Hore’s intriguing story and passion for fashion, which led to her collection of over 275 pieces of haute couture couture dresses from the 1970s and 1980s, is perfect for a feature film or documentary.
“He was a man who loved New Zealand-designed fashion clothes,” said Paula Penno, the council’s community engagement manager.
“And it’s an opportunity to further explore her clothes and fashion collection in the film. Each piece has a story and a personality, about a time, place and era in New Zealand and global fashion. , in the types of fabrics used, the cut and the style.
His story was not just about an enigmatic man and his stunning robes, but the relationship of the two to the landscape he loved and cultivated all his life near Naseby.
Audiences caught a glimpse of this visual synergy in the Eden Hore photography exhibition that toured Central Otago over the summer of 2021-22, from when the garments were modeled and shot in stunning Central Otago scenery. Otago.
A selection of dresses were also featured in an “Eden Hore: High Country/High Fashion” exhibit at the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt earlier this year.
Filmmakers will be able to tap into the ever-growing library of footage and oral histories about Eden. Resources available include stock footage and stills, clothing and designer information, recent project information and images, and on-the-ground assistance including local knowledge.
In addition, the project team will encourage the making of a high-end product for New Zealand and international distribution that will attract additional funding and eligibility for prestigious awards and film festivals.
“Through this project, we want to inspire creativity in the fashion and design industry. We want to celebrate the courage to be bold and stimulate curiosity to visit Central Otago, home to one of the most unique clothing collections of all time.
– Staff journalist