Argentinian exodus, Creative start-ups, Russian modesty, Bosideng hits London, A new it girl

Skyline of Buenos Aires | Source: Skyscraper City

Argentina: luxury goods companies head for the exit (FT)
“Joining a growing list of luxury brands fleeing Argentina, Ralph Lauren has announced that it is closing its stores in the country, at least for now… Luxury brands face multiple problems in Argentina, none of them easy.”

Creative and commercial (FT)
“Then last spring, Ms Hosten discovered the School for Creative Start-Ups, a social enterprise started and initially funded by Doug Richard, an entrepreneur, investor and former judge on the BBC version of Dragons’ Den.”

New cool for Russia’s super-rich: slumming it (Reuters)
“Gone are the Beluga caviar parties and ostentation that marked the arrival of Russia’s billionaire barons onto the world stage: the new cool for real oligarchs is a much more modest mingling among the common people.”

Mencyclopaedia: Bosideng (Telegraph)
“Bosideng is one of the largest fashion companies in China, and far, far, far bigger than anything we have here. As well as producing clothes for many international labels, such as North Face, it has an own-brand network of 10,000 stores in China.”

Azealia Banks: fashion’s new poster girl (Guardian)
“Now Azealia Banks has been named as the new muse for New York’s king of downtown, Alexander Wang. Starring in a film for his T line of jersey basics, she’s bouncing around to her Van Vogue track, hair flying, in a cropped top, bomber jacket and tube skirt.”