Berlin-based label, Don't Shoot the Messenger, is the brainchild of New Zealand costume designer Kyle Callanan and Canadian designer Jean Gilpin, whose shared interest in leather and geometry yields sultry punk-rock results. Of course, like many things Beriln-based and amazingly hip, the label was impossible to find in the United States...that is, until yesterday.
The brand's fall/winter collection just hit the racks at goth-chic LES boutique, Convent, and with such appealing price points ($85 for convertible long sleeve tees; $210 for wool and leather jackets), it's won't last long. High-tail over and check out the "Loop Jacket," which consists of two sleeves connected by a single panel of draped wool, or the funky "Diamond Skirt," a rock-n-roll staple pieced together from triangular cuts of leather.
Convent claims they have currently have everything in stock and will put remaining inventory on the website come December--but we don't recommend waiting that long. Check out the collection online and if you spy something you love, you'll want to call to make sure it's yours.
Visit Convent at 179 Stanton Street between Clinton and Attorney.