When Throbbing Gristle first donned their infamous camouflage uniforms in 1980 it became a pivotal statement for industrial and post-industrial fashion. Few of the countless imitators realised that those particular uniforms were custom-made and designed by their close ally Laurence Dupré. In true TG fashion expectations were confounded and a deeper level of importance was literally hidden away from easy deciphering.
This book offers the first extensive overview of Laurence Dupré’s early career raging from her DiY fashion zines of the late 70s/early 80s dealing with camouflage patterns and appliances, her collages for Sordide Sentimental, her meeting with Genesis P-Orridge in Hackney to her design work, not only for the TG uniforms, but also other aspects of the latter day TG image.
Camouflage showcases the unique trademark designs Laurence envisioned with her brother Loulou Picasso of the Bazooka group. Richly illustrated in colour, the 188 page book was designed by Loulou Picasso and contains insightful essays and contributions from Jean Pierre Turmel (Sordide Sentimental), Genesis Breyer P- Orridge, Jon Savage, Neville Body and Elli Medeiros.