Dungeon Forward is the brainchild of Architect David Castro. Founded in 2008, the Dungeon was created to develop pieces directly inspired by and for the creative community.
The name itself is one of movement and progress. We are always moving forward. From the darkness into 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 headwear in 2014 after realizing that the crown was often treated as an afterthought. “Our” crown needed to be better than that, and Castro aspired to not only create innovative headwear but to tell a story while doing so. The stories we tell come from our culture.
Through headwear, 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.