Friday, September 04, 2015

Houstonian makes Motley clothes

Motley Crue will be partially dressed by Houstonian Tod Waters


With the cancellation of the Motorhead show in Houston (and Dallas) this weekend, I thought I'd turn our attention to another rock show with an H-Town connection.

Motley Crue is playing the Toyota Center Saturday night on the band's final tour and singer Vince Neil and bassist/band head Nikki Sixx's clothes will be designed by Houstonian Tod Waters of Junker Designs.

"I have been working with Mötley Crüe since the Carnival of Sins tour in 2006 and every tour after," Waters said. "During the Vegas shows Vince had some wild ideas and we experimented with foiling and lights to add shine to that costume. On this tour we tried the same techniques to create the dirty duty look Vince demanded."

Some of Neil's former outfits are now on display at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Cafe in with other Junker costumes.

To get the metal-dystopian look, Waters says he over dyes, paints, mutates, buries, or otherwise ravages each and every edgy, rocker-chic piece.

While the look of heavy guitars and drums most resemble what Waters is known for, he also has made clothes for the likes of Britney Spears and Shakira.

Waters knows what rockers want to wear because deep down inside he is one. His band Spunk was a big part of the 90s Houston music scene as featured in the documentary When We Ruled H-Town.

After working in Los Angeles, for a good decade, Waters is looking to return to his hometown. Good news for Houston rockers or those who just want to look like them.

http://www.junkerdesigns.com





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