Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Conceived and produced by fashion designer Mary Ping, Slow and Steady
Wins the Race is a limited-edition catalogue of thoughtfully conceptualized
ideas that focus on different specific and fundamental characteristics
of clothing design.
This bag is a follow-up to her previous series of canvas "designer"
handbags—which were executed in plain unbleached cotton muslin &
canvas and distilled to the sparest details of hardware and shape to identify
with its original. The Ultimate Bag is a hybridization of all of
these previous handbags: the iconic Balenciaga, Dior, Hermes Birkin, and
Chanel. This bag represents a visual hyperbolic expression about contemporary
fashion's attention and obsession with designer handbags.