…The making of 'Dawn Of A New Age'
IT STARTS WITH INSPIRATION; A SLEEVE, A HARDENED LOOK, CONFRONTATION IN HER EYES, A SKIRT THAT SNAGS THE WOOD FLOOR AS SHE GOES.. THEN YOU PUT THOSE THOUGHTS AND VISIONS DOWN ON PAPER, GRAB A PENCIL WITH A GOOD ERASER, PUT THE MUSIC ON, LIGHT THE CANDLES, POUR THE WINE, GET INTO A GOOD SPACE WITH YOURSELF AND AWAY YOU GO. IT’S CREATING WHAT YOU WANT TO WEAR, WHAT YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE THE BALLS TO WEAR, WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE THEM IN…PROUD AS HELL AS THEY MAKE THE WALK.
WE BEGAN DESIGNING ‘THE DAWN OF A NEW AGE’ COLLECTION WAYYY WAYYY BACK IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR. THIS COLLECTION WAS ALL HEART, WITH PLENTY OF RE-DRAFTING, DOUBT, AND RISK. ARTISTICALLY WE WERE INSPIRED BY THE DEFIANCE ILLUMINATED BY THIS GENERATION IN THE LAST YEAR. WOMEN HAVE BEEN CUTTING THEIR HAIR, HITTING THE STREETS WITH BOOTS AND SIGNS, AND EXPERIENCING A BURST OF POWER THAT THEY, AND NONE, HAS EVER SEEN EXCEED THIS FAR IN ALL OF OUR HISTORY. IN THE DEPTH OF SUCH A MOMENT, WE WANTED THE PIECES TO FEATURE LOTS OF SEAMS, TEXTURES, AND ADD-ONS TO TAKE ON A SPIRIT OF ARMOR AND PRIDE. IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST TIME WE GOT TO PRODUCE AND DESIGN THE CLOTHE OURSELVES; CHOOSING THICK ROPE TRIMS, BRASS SEQUINS, BOLD LACE APPLICATE, PEARLED BUTTONS, AND PLEATING. EACH PIECE WAS SCRUTINIZED FOR FIT, EXAMINING EVERY SQUARE INCH WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB, WITH SOME GOWNS GOING THROUGH UP TO 7 REVISIONS THROUGHOUT THE TEN MONTH PROCESS. WE’VE ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT WOMEN WHO INSPIRE US TO LEAD A LIFE BEYOND WHAT IS SHOWN OR KNOWN. IT SEEMS THAT DEVOTION HAS ONLY BEEN FURTHER REINFORCED IN THE LAST YEAR. THE FUTURE IS OURS TO CHANGE, TO CREATE, AND TO FORCE THROUGH. DAUGHTERS OF SIMONE IS ALL ABOUT THAT. -ASH & BRIT CASTANOS
Sisters, Ash and Brit Castanos's bohemian wedding dresses were inspired by their often barefoot childhood lovingly provided by their flower-children parents. What started with just a handful for reconstructed vintage wedding gowns has since blossomed into the 5 in-house collections that you see here. Each collection showcase silhouettes in creamy ivories with vintage eyelash and crochet laces with unmistakable boho flair. For more information about our bohemian wedding gowns, including sizing and ordering info, visit our FAQ page. See a dress you love? Find out how you can try it on at home before purchasing.
Daughters of Simone is proud to debut our 2016 Spring Collection: “Under Your Spell.” Each bohemian wedding dress in the collection features off-the-shoulder styles and 1970s-inspired lace up detailing. Our designer, Brit Castanos, has included a version of her very own crochet lace wedding gown into the collection as well. For the dreamer brides out there, this year’s collection is for you.