Pocket T-Shirt

Origin: United States

Year: 2003

Designer: Designer Mary Ping

Materials: White silk

After studying Fine Arts at Vassar, Mary Ping started designing for her own label Slow and Steady wins the race, an unconventional label that includes some more permanent capsule collections that did not follow the whims and fast changes of fashion. Ping’s designs aimed at reconstructing familiar tropes such as the white T-shirt, distilling from it its essential meanings and building on them to create her own fresh interpretations.

Her critique on how we consume, the materials and garments, the aura of brands such as Hermes and the Kelly bags that she transformed using white canvas and reconstructed in her own vision and use. Her work is to raise consciousness on fashion as an object, the making of it, the labor behind production.