There is no room for risk aversion in fashion, but there is certainly space for it in business. David Castro, chief designer of Dungeon Forward, is straddling the lines a bit; he has to. He’s a graduate from FAMU and UM with a master’s degree in architecture, but that drastically different degree isn’t preventing his drive to be successful in a notoriously cut-throat fashion industry, so often defined by its risk-taking pioneers.
Castro developed a premium lifestyle brand that combines art, music, and street culture. In part 1 of our interview discussion, we tackled the inner-workings of entrepreneurship, creativity, and authenticity. For Castro, there is no such thing as risk if one’s passion is inextricably linked to one’s goal.