David Castro

SpecialityFounder and CEO of Complex Apparel

David Castro (Referred to often as simply “Castro”) is the founder and CEO of Complex Apparel LLC, an apparel conglomerate based in South Florida focused on translating authentic street culture into elevated products. The brands under this umbrella include DungeonForward, Delilah Johnson, BlanqFace & Zero Hue. Castro serves as the President & Design Director of the brand Dungeon Forward, a storytelling and innovative headwear brand striving to create crowns for the culture
while also investing in the community via targeted scholarships including the David
Koto Castro Design Charette and Scholarship hosted annually at FAMU School of Architecture and Engineering Technology.

He is also a Licensed Architect, Artist, Writer, Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Product Designer determined to convert design passion and entrepreneurial effort into abundant philanthropy. Castro was also recently recognized as a Forbes #Next1000 entrepreneur. He is an avid traveler, constant thinker, obsessive researcher, and dreamer. He is inspired by other creatives and believes the art of collaboration is one that must remain a staple in the design community. Castro is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc and Alpha Rho Chi Professional Architectural Fraternity. Castro holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Architecture from Florida A&M University. He is focused on innovation in all that he touches and believes that authenticity, passion, and grind are the primary keys to a fruitful business.

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