My Name is Kim Hülscher and The Mystery of Darkness is my fashion brand. After handmade uniques and customizations in the last years it's now time for the next big step: in my workshop in Hanover-Linden (Germany) I have developed a concept, design and pattern for the first line! In small numbers this everyday Gothic fashion will be produced.
This project is about the first manufactured line and the growth of my brand, because before I made everything alone by hand in my workshop. But to serve a certain product range the fabrication needs to be outsourced. This makes it possible for me to concentrate my work on the design and development of this and all future lines.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
The goal is to get my everyday Gothic line produced in Europe, to offer another fresh alternative to the well-established standard Gothic lines and thereby to contribute my part of diversity to the Gothic scene. Because the target group are you, all who like Gothic, Kinky and/or just alternative fancy fashion in a happy black color.
Why would you support this project?
With the support of this project you boost a young business and help it to grow. This means you help me making my dream come true. Gothic fashion from Europe. Beside a small selected number of other brands with I offer with The Mystery of Darkness a fresh individual alternative to the well-established standard Gothic lines. Only with this support the line comes to realization, so help to make it become reality.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
The startlevel, which will be collected with your help, is supposed to fund the production of the line and enable the start of becoming a bigger business. The Production includes a few preperations. After the patterns are made they have to be converted into the different sizes. Sourcing of materials is another important part. That includes more than the materials for the manufacturing of the clothes, it also involves the sourcing of others things like hangers, hanging rails etc. Last but not least the funding of the manufacturing of the clothes is a very big point on the list. That includes, beside the work of cutting the fabric and sewing the clothes, also some preperations they need to do for the fabrication of the whole line as well as packaging and transport.
If the pre-orders will be more than expected the production volume will be extended.
Who are the people behind the project?
Backing this project is me, Kim Hülscher, with my brand The Mystery of Darkness. I'm 29 years old, living and working in Hanover (Germany). Already at the age of 14 I gained interest in alternative music, fashion and everything around the scene. At the university of applied sciences and art in Hanover I studied fashion design and already during my studies I crafted handmade jewelry. After graduation in my fashion design studies in 2019 I became self-employed with The Mystery of Darkness and started to make handmade fashion and accessoires for the Gothic and Tribal Fusion Bellydance scene in small numbers. Furthermore I designed and sewed uniques made to measure. Because I dedicated my final work of studying to the kinky scene I also got some custom orders from there including Latex, among other things. Now I want to make my wish, to get my first line produced, come true.