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New backstage footage from Rick's Spring/Summer 16 show proves you're going to need a big team to pull the body-wearing-body look he debuted last year.

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27 April 2016, 11:13am

Have you ever wondered what it takes to walk down the runway of a Rick Owens show attached to another living, breathing body? Certainly, his spring/summer 16 presentation has us asking that question, after models walked down the runway literally wearing each other.

Well, grab your nearest buddy and strap in, because footage from last year's women's presentation, Cyclops, has now been released online. This isn't a human centipede: what you're about to experience is Rick's focussed, creative vision surrounding the "nourishment, sisterhood/motherhood and regeneration; women raising women, women becoming women, and women supporting women- a world of women I know little about and can only attempt to amuse in my own small way." And yes, the video shows the process of attaching the models to one another: it doesn't look all that easy. You'll need a team of four, at least. 

For four minutes, get a glimpse into how California's iconoclast orchestrated last year's spring/summer 16 show. 

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Text Hannah Butterworth