Ping Wu is both an artist and an intellectual. Although she was born and raised in China, Wu moved to Milan, Italy, early on to continue her education. In Milan, Wu studied at the Instituto Marangoni, where she completed four majors in the fields of Biology, Psychology, Physical Rehabilitation, and Fashion Design in just five years.
“My education in the science of human anatomy and movement gives me a unique perspective of the human body, which helps me to be a different and a better designer” says Wu. When discussing her line, Wu says she aims to “save hand knitting techniques and tradition in an industrial era through original multi-functional modern designs combined with eco-friendly natural fibers”.
Her academic studies were followed by internships at companies such as Luisina Beccaria and BLESS, which led her to compete in the Qi Pai Cup Costume Creation National Contest during Beijing’s International Fashion Week in 2007.
Since 2007, Wu’s work has been featured in countless trade shows, TV shows, museum stores and magazines including VISION, Trend Setter, Premiere Classe Show, Pinker, Trend Talk, and Project Runway. She was included in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 40th Anniversary special accessory exhibition and was a semifinalist in the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation 2009 National Competition.
In 2011, Ping left her position at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California and relocated to New York City where she will be featuring her accessory line in a new Nordstrom concept store called Treasure and Bond, in the Soho district this fall.