Ingrid Kraftchenko is a British Fashion Designer. She lives and works in London. Her work is autobiographical and focuses on the body as a site of social and political contestation, exploring the political theatre of the diverse conventions of femininity. She seeks to challenge the conventions of gender and subverting the male gaze to produce new meanings and interpretations of identity politics. Her graduate collection is entitled Women on the verge of a Nervous Breakdown, named after [Pedro] Almodovar’s film [the 1989 film of the same name] analysing the tensions of female archetypes.