HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Tod Waters has worked on several projects with film director Robert Rodriguez, including his latest film "Alita Battle Angel". He has also designed clothing for Marilyn Manson, Motely Crue, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and many more. Waters grew up in Houston and runs his company, Junker Designs, out of his studio in Los Angeles.
FROM JUNKER WEBSITE:
Junker (est. 2001) started with stuff I dived outta dumpsters, everything is made with grubby little paws.I have mutated, over-dyed, rusted, painted, buried or bled on every piece. The clothes are all one of a kind, made from denim, leather, whatever I can find in the dirty streets of Los Angeles.
Wear It Hard.
Wear It Loud.
Tod was born at St Vincents in Manhattan and grew up in Houston, Texas on a steady diet of Ultraman, horror movies, war films, and Star Wars. I spent a lot of time drawing and exploring in the creek by my house. At around the age of 8 I started getting in trouble in school for drawing on all my papers and my desk. In high school I was getting into trouble for wearing biker boots and painting on my clothes, so I quit and started playing in punk rock bands. During that time, I started sewing more and put legs of jeans on my jackets for arms, drew, hand painted , silk screened, and dyed all my clothes. I continued to mutilate clothes when I moved to LA in 2000 I started to experiment with aging processes, and pattern making. I made a vest at a friend’s house, Lenny Kravitz saw it, bought it, and that’s how it all started.