And that’s WHY we’re here to assist you. Born and raised in communist Germany, she's a runaway child, Buddhist Punk and a virtuoso of her vivid imagination.
Meet Maya - Queen of Darkness' founder and self-taught designer. It was her to make the brand famous for its unique designs. And although she doesn't take credit for the creative energy in the team anymore, she still provides it with new inspirations and makes sure collections are of the highest quality.
Arik - her partner in crime from the very beginning - is responsible for the whole business to run smoothly. The visioner and the brain behind the brand, it’s him who holds it all together. However what he’s particularly known for is... his amazing sense of humour. Just go and meet him in person - you’ll understand what we’re talking about at the speed of light.
So how did it all start?
In the early nineties, Maya traveled the world in search of freedom and more creative ways of expressing herself. As an unexpected benefit, she also found a guy named Arik. Together they started a small fashion label, selling their pieces at summer Festivals all over Europe.
All was going well and in 2003 Queen of Darkness positioned itself in the wholesale business - and has been successful since. It's now available in various online shops all around the world and in its own outlet in Leipzig.
We follow our hearts and use our heads to make it work
Queen has never forgotten its roots and still stands strong at the various festivals - which is not only a great way of getting clients' feedback, but also a precious source of inspiration. We combine our clients’ ideas with our own, spice them up with global trends & street fashion - and launch 2 new collections a year.
Queen is known for pieces with an edge and visible Punk attitude. We combine high quality materials with daring designs for the Gothic, Metal and Rockabilly scene. It's an interesting mixture of mesh and sheer fabrics, allied with safety-pins, metallic hooks and rings, straps and vintage skull prints.
The choice is HUGE
Don't get baffled by our brand’s name - Goth men will find something for themselves as well. By "something" we mean: pants, kilts, shirts, coats, jackets - the list goes on and on. Goth ladies? Oh, don't even get us started: dresses, skirts, vests, coats, boleros, underwear… we’re not done here.
Queen knows you pay attention to the details. That's why both Goth ladies and gentlemen can choose from a wide range of amazing, high quality accessoires. We're talking here: jewelry, belts, (kilt) bags, patches, chains... Yes, we want your heart to beat faster.
Like a Boss... sorry, a Queen!
Why? Because whatever Queen does, it’s YOUR comfort, satisfaction and joy of being UNIQUE that are our priorities. We take a great deal of pride in our work - and we believe it shows in our products. So you rocking it in our clothes, giving us great reviews PLUS the competition (unsuccessfully) trying to copy our designs - these are the best compliments ever. But as Arik says: "Queen Of Darkness is not just about the fashion, it's something more... something indescribable... a little bit of black magic maybe."
And that’s the moment when music jumps on the stage. We reach out to the bands and artists not only to cooperate with them (btw. did you know that we’ve already got such big names like for example Rammstein on board?). We also organise backstage meetings at festivals - in order to invite YOU along.
After all those are the unique, precious moments that should be shared with friends.