Ping He

Head of Design for London fashion brand Aftershock

Ping He is Head of Design for the top London fashion brand Aftershock, whose celebrity followers include Madonna and Uma Thurman.

Ping was born in central China to a typical Chinese middle class family; she has an artist mother and politician father, both of whom encouraged her artistic endeavours. When she was a teenager, Ping's passion for art drove her to leave high school and join a fine art college to explore her creativity and passion for painting and art. After Ping’s first ever fashion design was collected by the school archive, a fire had been lit for Ping’s passion for fashion!

At the age of eighteen, Ping attended Suzhou University, one of the leading art and design universities in China. Her BA graduate collection was a new design form that combined shadow with human body shapes, and the collection won her a first class degree. While at university, Ping won numerous awards, including a Shanghai Fashion Week award for womenswear design and a SAGA design award.

Before Ping came to England, she was the Head of Design for a leading Japanese fashion group Kurukawa, where she achieved both artistic and commercial success. In 2003, Ping arrived in the UK to do her master’s degree; Ping’s MA allowed her to develop her unique design style - merging fashion with architecture. Ping’s design was highly innovative, she finished top of her class and her collection was widely covered by fashion media including WGSN.

As Head of Design at Aftershock, Ping’s creativity and business acumen have given the brand a new life. 4 successful collections, 3 catwalk shows and 4 heavyweight international brand meetings enabled Aftershock to quickly expand its global footprint. Today, Ping’s designs sell at world famous department stores including Saks 5th Avenue New York and House of Fraser UK, and also in over 100 Aftershock stores worldwide.

Ping’s Aftershock collections have led to more awards including a UK retail award for the best ‘rising star’ brand. Ping says “to be a successful Chinese designer in the UK and to get people to recognise it is a great honour. As for me, I enjoy what I do and I look forward to new highs.” Ping lives in London, and divides her time between London, Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Ping’s motto is 'fear is not an option'.

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Updated on 07 March, 2010


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she is a creative designer and individual, one of the best around!check out her designs at

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