What does Boy of London and KTZ have in common? The answer is Boy George. The former Culture Club gangleader is known for his unpredictable style and flamboyant face paint. He naturally became a fashion icon for Stephane Raynor’s underground label Boy of London by popularizing the BOY baseball cap and eagle symbol tees. The brand became a worldwide sensation in the ’80s, but by the early ’90s it was gone. But thanks to fashion’s continuing obsession for all things ’80s, countless vintage pieces started to reappear a few seasons ago, pushing Raynor to relaunch the brand, which meant remixing Boy George’s favorite pieces.
KTZ (Kokon To Zai), a brand of London-based stores, pays homage to Boy George with their newish FW collection. It collection features replicas of Boy George’s wardrobe, with oversized coats, skirts, tartans, and of course his beret with devil horn finish. They took the whole motif one step further with embroidered Cyrillic letters that spell out the title to Culture Club’s signature hit “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” turning what was first perceived as mysterious into a love letter to the man and the era.