Artist of the Collection

Mary Ping

Born in 1978 at New York, États-Unis

The Slow and Steady Wins the Race conceptual clothing line developed by Mary Ping, is a perpetual investigation into that which envelops us, the how and why of our clothes. Each collection also contains a commentary on the cultural anthropology of fashion today, focusing on the fundamental characteristics of design within a wardrobe. This work aims to reduce fashion to its most essential and empirical elements. Slow and Steady Wins the Race is an off-season line that demonstrates that design that succeeds in combining art and commerce elicits a response that is both intellectual and emotional, ageless, multicultural, sustainable, and limitless.

Born in 1978, Mary Ping studied art at Vassar College in New York before turning to design. She created her eponymous collection in 2001 and launched the Slow and Steady Wins the Race conceptual line in 2002. Mary Ping is a recipient of the Cooper Hewitt's National Design Award for Fashion (2017), the Ecco Domani Award, and the UPS Future of Fashion award. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, RISD Museum, and the Deste Foundation. It was also featured in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s New York Fashion Show Now. Mary Ping lives and works in New York.

In the Collection