Mary Ping graduated from Vassar College, with a B.A. in Art in 2000. In 2001, she launched her eponymous collection. Slow and Steady Wins the Race debuted in 2002. She is a winner of the Ecco Domani Award, UPS Future of Fashion, and a previous nominee of the National Design Award (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014). Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum at F.I.T., the R.I.S.D. Museum, Deste Foundation, and was included in the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibit ‘New York Fashion Now’. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.