Daughters of Simone (DOS) is another one of our many bold and brilliant designers coming to Juno in February. Similar to Alyssa Kristin, DOS felt as though the free-spirited bride was not being represented in terms of wedding dresses. Ashley and Brittany Castanos are the sisters behind this Bohemian label. The sisters, who were raised by a carpenter father and an abstract artist mother, always had an unorthodox vision of beauty.
Daughters of Simone began when Brittany Castanos questioned her lack of connection to the commercial wedding industry. Inspired by her mother’s own 1970’s off-the-shoulder wedding dress, Brittany taught herself the skills to redesign old dresses she found at local thrift stores. As demand started growing, she asked her younger sister to help out. Ashley, who was a graduate student at the time, began hosting bridal fittings out of her apartment in San Francisco.
What started as a few redesigned, vintage gowns and a personal vision to inspire the tenacious women of the world, turned into a brand that offers four inspired collections. We are so excited to offer gowns from these inspiring women starting February 25!
In case you were wondering who Simone is:
“The name was inspired by the philosopher Simone De Beauvoir. A woman who did her own thing, took names, and always left a mark during a time when that just wasn’t cool for women to do. She is the heart and soul of DOS and the label strives to sprinkle her in everything they do,” –Daughters of Simone
By Laura Kohnen