Image: Katerina Jebb

Slow and Steady Wins the Race is a fashion label created by designer Mary Ping, based in New York. After graduating in 2000 with a degree in Art from Vassar College, Ping went onto work for Anna Sui and Robert Cary-Williams, founding her label in 2001 after further fashion study at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Slow and Steady Wins the Race is a conceptual clothing brand, presented as a quarterly clothing diary. Only one hundred copies of each issue are printed and then distributed to magazines and selected stores. Each issue focuses on a different issue of clothing, such as ‘seams’, ‘bags’, and ‘prints’; and, as with each issue printed, only one hundred pieces of each style are made. The mission of the label is to push and produce interesting and significant pieces from the simplest and most inexpensive fabrics and materials.

Selected Publications

  • Davies, Hywel; ‘100 New Fashion Designers’ Laurence King Publishers, September 2008



  1. 6 Aug 2008
    Slow and Steady Wins the Race features in a project.

    Future Tense