Here is a exclusive selection of images from a vintage 80s fashion collection going up for private sale this week.
The vendor is selling a prime collection of streetwear, including key pieces from the Chelsea boutique BOY.
As detailed in Chapter 21 of THE LOOK, BOY was opened at 151 King’s Road in the spring of 1977 by John Krevine and Steph Raynor in the wake of McLaren and Westwood’s Seditionaries (unveiled at 430 King’s Road in December 1976).
These days original BOY clothing in good condition is much sought-after. The pieces in this collection date from 1982 onward.
The so-called black cotton “bondage dress” is a multi-layered wonder complete with straps, apron, metallic poppers, an attached belt, plastic buckles and adjustable three quarter-length sleeves.
Dating from 1983 is a roll-collared cream and orange batwing sleeved top with Japanese script.
A black and gold chemise dates from 1985, when BOY’s designs chimed with the developing clubwear aesthetic.
This is when BOY was championed by Boy George, who appeared in many BOY designs, posed for the boutique’s catalogue and even created a couple of t-shirts.
A red-on-black crew-necked sweater is also from this period. The vendor also has printed BOY stockings, leggings, and other items. as well as garments from labels such as Fiorucci and WilliWear.
Inquiries to the vendor may be made via THE LOOK.