Ingrid Kraftchenko is a British Fashion Designer. Born in Kent, England and graduated from London College of Fashion (2017). She lives and works in London. She has gained critical acclaim for her political avant garde designs and for challenging modern luxury.
Her work is inspired from the autobiographical, DIY culture and performance art and focuses on the body as a site of social and political contestation, exploring youth culture identity and subverting social conventions within her work.
"Previously working as a performance artist for Marina Abramović, Ingrid Kraftchenko started to design her collection by performing each of the characters she wanted to create. Titled Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (after the 1989 Pedro Almodóvar film) the collection explored gender power play, and archetypes of women... Cue the leather clad models their ensembles often with 80s power shoulders." DAZED
"Ingrid draws on the current climate and feelings around her. Her collection focuses on those dynamics by referencing femininity along with emotions of anger, despair, euphoria, mania and desire. TV: What inspired you to channel your political frustration into art? IK: It was a very personal project inspired by my own experiences and women around me. It reflects our political struggles in the current youth culture." TEEN VOGUE
Ingrid Kraftchenko is an elegant subversive uniform, every day articles for the anti-fashion youth exploring androgynous tailoring. Ingrid is available for freelance work and commissions.