As a new blogger and general fashion and style enthusiast, I am extremely interested in reading and looking at the work done by my fellow bloggers. Whilst browsing through a blog called Style Shepherd, I came across a jewellery designer called John Wind. Having looked further into this, I discovered that his line was called John Wind Maximal Art and I decided to write an article about this beautiful jewellery.
John Wind is American; however, he studied Art in London in the eighties, where he first developed his passion for jewellery. The focus of his design was vintage styling with a modern twist and he used to scour Portobello market to snag unique materials for his art. John would make the pieces at home and then wear them around town. At 6 feet 6 inches tall, he was probably a fairly unusual sight but we should let him off because he was ‘arty’ and it was the eighties after all! He knocked many doors and eventually achieved success, launching John Wind Maximal Art. He chose the name 'maximal' because he felt his work drew a stark contrast to the trends that dominated the art world at the time. I suppose he was quite a maximal type of man himself!