MADRID, Apr 4, 2010 / — For Fall 2010, Georgina Ordinas was inspired by Marcel Duchamp, who is considered to be one of the most influential artists of our century. His non-conformist intelligence and his revolutionary ideas have made him an indispensable benchmark.
It was Duchamp who considered that art had to have a reality of its own and forsake mere imitation. He tried to position art at the service of the mind and, in this way, he succeeded in completely transforming western art.
In 1920, Marcel Duchamp created an alter ego. Duchamp initially only sought a change of identity but he eventually decided to have a sex change. And that is how the name of Rrose Sélavy appears.
Like almost everything that Duchamp did, it was a joke, a play on words that was not neutral and reasoned: the double “R” of Rrose forces us to read the name as “rose”, “eros” (love) and “arrose” (water, wet).
Together with the surname (c’est la vie), a meaningful sentence is formed that can be understood as a declaration of principles: love (the rose, the watering) is life. Rrose Sélavy had her own portrait created by Man Ray, in which Marcel appears wearing a fur coat and with a neoplasticist-like hat.
Black is the only colour, by way of a neutral colour, with a noncolour colour. Based on Man Ray’s photographs, where finer white furs contrast with elements that are black in colour. The garments, which are geometrical and linear, are combined with triangular and rectangular volumes.
The triangular volume refers to the man’s figure, with wide shoulders, whereas the rectangular figure conceals a woman’s curves. In other words, they are garments that evoke the volumes of a woman and of a man’s bodies, regardless of who wears them.
Photos courtesy of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week