Chicago-Native fine artist Julian Victor Lamar Gaines teams up with Nike to release two exclusive silhouettes dubbed, “The Game Worn Collection” at Notre Shop.
Known globally for his custom work on the Air Force 1 silhouette, Ju brings back two ’80s classics, the 1982 Nike Sky Force and the 1985 Nike Air Vortex. The Sky Force features a White-based upper with a Black Swoosh and interior, while the Air Vortex comes in a Tan upper with Tonal accents. Both silhouettes feature a translucent outsole with Ju’s “Working on Projects” logo. This project is about embracing the grind required to reach a dream and finding the correlation between ambition, sacrifice, and effort.
“I want to open our eyes to the power of sport, art and creativity and really give back to the kids in my community in a powerful way. I’m not only excited for Chicago to embrace this incredibly personal project, but also use this moment to push our city forward.” – Juwop
With the goal of empowering the Chicago youth, Ju and Nike Chicago set a “Working on Projects” summer camp on Chicago’s south side that includes a series of programming in art, writing and more; for more than 40 teenage participants.
This collection will be apart of a pop-up event in Chicago’s very own Notre Shop on July 21st. All profits will go directly back to the community by awarding 500 “Th-oughts Scholarships” to kids across the city where they can connect 1:1 with teachers and mentors who can feed their creative curiosity.
Juwop X Nike Sky Force + Air Vortex Release Date
The Juwop x Nike “Game Worn” Collection is set to release this Saturday, July 21st exclusively at Notre.