“APOCRYPHA. This is my monastery — wool peat the color of heather and bending cattails along the Rhine.
When I lift my skirts and bend the metal thread of my spine, I kneel for the light in the early mornings.
I pray for these blended ceremonies.”
“SISTER. Our skirts caught the bronze shadows. Come to the river with us.
We weave in white linen and whisper a language only for the ceremonies of women.”
“SACRAMENT. I offer myself chastely — high collar and long falling hems.
The gathering of my pant legs ready to be hiked up for ceremony.”
“PRAYER. My praises are silver smoke rising metallic from the hearth.
Antiphons of linen and rayon are my words of ceremony.”
“COVENANT. I will make you a promise tight as my belt of gold metal wire.
The thunderstorms are coming and you will need these ceremonies.”
“THEOPHANY. The visions form geometric patterns colored heather.
I knit these vespers with the smoky silver threads of my voice.
Ceremony is stitched into my sleeves.”
Original poem by Jordan Rich written in inspiration from the collection.
Designer’s Instagram: @swear.on.heresi
Photographer: Amy Pollard
Model: Jordan Rich
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Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2021!!!