Dungeon Forward Amplifies Black Artistry With Limited-Edition ‘Crowns’

South Florida-based headwear brand Dungeon Forward introduces #ArtBlk, a limited capsule featuring collaborations with four Black artists whose work boldly captures black creativity and heritage in four collectible crowns for the culture. This collection marks the launch of a new “low top” variant of the brand’s most coveted crown, “The Sunika Kuraun.”
CEO and Chief Designer David Castro curated The Black Artist Collective because of a unique bond they all share with him and the brand, bringing a long-standing, ancestorial practice of Umoja — or “unity” in Swahili — to the project. “We embrace the fact that we are a black-owned, thriving, creative business, and we want to breathe life into everything we touch. We connected with those we admired to create products that couldn’t exist without collaboration. There is beauty in the honesty of this collaboration, and we get to drop a new silhouette in the process,” he also adds.
“Creatives move the world forward, and collaboration breeds growth,” he continues. As an artist and architect, Castro employs authentic storytelling in all that he does, seen in the crown’s construction and design. “It only made sense for us to create authentic products with our contemporaries that share a perspective on the world through the product. This capsule will captivate many, and the depth of the designs will inspire the culture for years to come.”
The four artists chosen for the Black Artist Collective are:
The exclusive #ARTBLK capsule will drop Feb. 19, 2021. Visit www.dungeonforward.com/pages/artblk and follow @DungeonForward on Instagram for more updates.
Dungeon Forward is a purveyor of precision designed innovative headwear. Founded in 2007 by, architect David Castro, their mission is to inspire, uplift, enlighten, and tell authentic cultural stories by crowning the culture. The namesake is one of movement and progress. We are always moving from the Dungeon Forward. From the darkness into the light. This ever-present path of improvement is the foundation of their ethos.
LeAnne Weekes, Publicist
Source: Dungeon Forward