Dungeon Forward is the brain child of Architect David Castro. Founded in 2008, the Dungeon was created to develop pieces directly inspired by and for the creative community. The name sake is one of movement and progress. We are always moving from the Dungeon Forward. From the darkness in to the light. From good to great, and this ever-present path of improvement is what is infused in our name. From nothing to something as Castro often describes his journey through life. We decided to focus on head wear in 2014 after realizing that the crown was often treated as an after thought. "Our" crown needed to be better than that and Castro aspired to not only create innovative head wear, but to tell a story while doing so. The stories we tell come from the culture. Through head wear it is our intent to call attention to stories of triumph, and to infuse poetic inspiration into our crowns. It is also our most specific focus to change the perspective on what a crown could look and feel like. When you see a Dungeon Forward crown, you should notice it at first glance if we are doing our job correctly.
Why The Crown
We did not start as a head wear brand, but as the brand developed Castro saw an opportunity to place more emphasis on the piece of an outfit that defined royalty, and call upon those who may not normally see themselves as royalty to recognize their greatness. The most creativity is often found in the most silenced sectors of the world, and the journey to ones figurative crown is hugely important. Street wear is not the first thought that comes to mind when you think of royalty, but the ideas that move the world and drive everything come from the street. This is where authenticity doesn't have a price tag and where expression is everything. True royalty is within, we are just here to remind you to Crown Yourself. You deserve it.
Dungeon Forward - Miami FL
Phone: (954) 933-8297
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