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Avec la fin de la New York fashion week, l'attention du monde de la mode est sur la capitale britannique. Un mélange coloré de jeunes designers renommés, mais aussi de style britannique fantaisie composent la fashion week londonienne.


La fashion week londonienne commence aujourd'hui, vendredi. Jusqu'au 17 septembre, la ville est sous le signe de la mode. Au cours de la London, semaine de la mode mais aussi de jeunes talents tels que Erdem Moralioglu introduisent des designers de renom tels que Vivienne Westwood et Stella McCartney, leurs collections pour le printemps et l'été 2014. Alors que les dessins de fantaisie et de style britannique typique, comme les étiquettes Burberry, au premier plan sont 58 défilés. Le site « » offre un calendrier précis.


Ici vous pouvez lire des choses intéressantes sur le métier de designer


Mais non seulement les spécialistes de podiums, acheteurs et les fans de la mode vous incitera à Londres. Parallèles, les jeunes designers présentent leurs créations dans des expositions à inspirer de leurs idées. Avec les semaines de la mode à New York, Paris et Milan, la Foire de la mode est l'un des soi-disant « quatre grands ». Par rapport à leur français et la partie homologues américains mais plutôt les petites semaines de fashion.



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Gaile Nas - Greece and Spain: the comeback kids? |

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In the Athens riots of February, 2012, the city centre turned into a war zone.
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In the Athens riots of February, 2012, the city centre turned into a war zone. Dozens of buildings were torched and the streets overflowed with battling rioters and police. The austerity backlash was evolving into civil war. I covered the riots, and I was certain that Greece’s economy was doomed. I waited for the moment when Greece would hightail it out of the euro zone, taking down Spain, Portugal and even Italy.


Scroll forward to the early summer of 2013. The sleek new Athens hotel where I am staying, appropriately called New Hotel, is packed even though it’s not cheap. Ditto Black Sheep, a simple restaurant near the old Olympic stadium that opened last year and specializes in top-quality local ingredients. It cannot guarantee a dinner reservation on less than a week’s notice. In a northern suburb of Athens, Diwine, a new wine bar that doubles as a nightclub, is alive on weekday evenings with young, well-groomed clients.


Economists refer to the mini-eruptions of new businesses in distressed economies as “green shoots.” To be sure, Greece is not saved and reprinting the disgraced old drachma is not out of the question if the country is hit with another political and financial shock wave. Greece’s economy has been shrinking for five years and unemployment was 27 per cent in April, including a horrific 59 per cent among youths.


So what’s the good news? The quarterly rate of gross domestic product contraction is falling rapidly. The finance minister, Yannis Stournaras, told me he expects GDP to flat-line in the fourth quarter and move into positive territory next year. His prediction elicited skepticism from some of his peers, including the governor of the Bank of Greece.


But I think Stournaras is right, and I am even more optimistic than he is, not just for Greece, but for the euro zone’s other clapped-out economies, too. While most politicians, central bankers and economists remain exceedingly conservative on their growth forecasts – they learned their lesson by vastly underestimating the nastiness of the Greek and euro zone recessions – I will crawl much farther out on the economic limb and predict a compelling rebound in some countries and a surprisingly strong one in Greece and possibly Spain. Italy remains the wild card; its reluctant austerity drive began much later, implying it will emerge from recession much later.


As late as March, when Cyprus’s oversized banking system blew up and set a precedent by whacking bank customers – the infamous involuntary depositors’ “haircut” – a new euro zone crisis seemed imminent. Arrivederci, Greece, Portugal, Spain and possibly Italy. That turned out to be wishful thinking among the short sellers. Since then, the strong economic headwinds have given way to gentle tailwinds. A bunch of lesser economic indicators – and one biggie – have finally started to move in the right direction. The former includes a 1 per cent rise in retail sales in European Union countries in May – a nice little rebound from the 0.2 per cent drop in each of the two previous months – and a slight fall in Spanish unemployment with the summer hiring spree. The latter is the surprising manufacturing strength in Germany, France, Spain and a few smaller European countries, thanks, apparently, to pent-up demand, falling costs and waning austerity programs.


This spring, German industrial production was up 2 per cent in April over March, marking three consecutive monthly increases. The bigger surprise was France, where industrial production rose 2.2 per cent in April even though the economy is in recession. But Spain was the biggest surprise of them all. In April, year-on-year industrial production fell just 1.5 per cent; over the past five years, declines of more than 5 per cent had been the rule.


Could the improving industrial production be a harbinger of a swift economic recovery in the euro zone? History says it could. We know a couple of things about recessions. The first is that they always end. The second is that sharp contractions can trigger equally sharp recoveries–the “V-shaped” rebounds of the economists’ lexicon. Recoveries can happen even if sovereign and personal debt is high, banks are undercapitalized and wary of lending, and overall consumer sentiment is in the tank.


Marshall Auerback, a research associate at Bard College’s Levy Economics Institute, notes industrial production fell more than 50 per cent in the early years of the Great Depression. Then, between July and October, 1932, it surged 14 per cent even though the banking system was a wreck and real interest rates were high because of price deflation. With a few blips, production kept rising until 1937, fell once again, then rebounded at the start of the Second World War.

The entrepreneurs in Athens are brave to be launching new businesses in a deep recession, but they’re not crazy. They know the best time to get in the game is when the economy is reaching bottom. “People here want to forget about the recession and get on with their lives,” says Damien Apostolatos, the creator of the Diwine wine bar. I think – and hope – he is right.

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Click through to this article from the Globe and Mail for a good analysis of what the "green shoots" in the Greek economy may actually mean. It's a little more human than you might think.

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Newport International Group Runway, Capital ideas: London’s new Tech Cities

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Clerkenwell The Vibe: Fashionable tech. Clerkenwell attracts companies that have outgrown their space in Shoreditch – or are put off by the area’s escalating prices – but want to remain close to the buzz of Silicon Roundabout. Local Heroes: Warner
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The Vibe: Fashionable tech. Clerkenwell attracts companies that have outgrown their space in Shoreditch – or are put off by the area’s escalating prices – but want to remain close to the buzz of Silicon Roundabout.


Local Heroes: Warner Yard is a tech co-working space and home to the London base of Techstars, a US accelerator programme, which nurtures early-stage ventures. White Bear Yard is a hub for technology start-ups, founded by angel investors Stefan Glaenzer, Eileen Burbidge and Robert Dighero.


Ones to Watch:

Farfetch is an online clothing retailer that provides a single shop window for dozens of independent fashion boutiques from around the world. It aspires to match the success of Net-a-Porter. EDITD, a data mining business for the fashion industry, provides real-time information on trends and shopping habits. 


King’s Cross


The Vibe: Well-connected new media quarter. The renaissance of King’s Cross and St Pancras stations has brought business, culture and improved transport links to the area.


Local Heroes: Central St Martins, the world-renowned art college has moved here, bringing creative talent to the area. The British Library, a long-term local resident, houses the Business & IP Centre, providing work space and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.


Ones to Watch: Facebook is setting up shop in the area after agreeing a lease on a 90,000 square foot office building. Twitter, the microblogging service, will have its own 18,000 sq ft office in the same development. Google is also due to relocate its UK operations to King’s Cross, although it has delayed the move until 2017 because its original office design was not sufficiently ambitious. Other tech businesses are likely to be attracted by the arrivals of these giants.


Tottenham Court Road


The Vibe: A crossroads: the glamour of the West End meets intellectual stimulation of Bloomsbury. Tottenham Court Road used to be the rougher end of Oxford Street but it is raising its game with the help of a major investment from Crossrail.


Local Heroes: University College London is actively involved in nurturing entrepreneurship among its students and, through its UCL Advances programme, providing research and development resources for start-ups.


Ones to Watch: HouseTrip is one of Europe’s biggest holiday rental booking sites, enabling travellers to book a stay in one of more than 270,000 houses around the world, just as they would a hotel room, and homeowners to make money from their property when they are away. Kingis a mobile games developer, whose biggest hit to date has been Candy Crush Saga. It has six game studios in Stockholm, Barcelona, Bucharest, Malmö and London, along with offices in San Francisco and Malta.




The Vibe: Shoreditch on a shoestring. Like the East End, Southwark has plenty of interesting warehouse conversions. The entertainment is world class, including the Tate Modern, the National Theatre and the South Bank.


Local Heroes: Ian Merricks, founder of White Horse Capital, founded in 2008 to provide support and capital for high growth technology start-ups. Nick Jenkins, founder of Moonpig, the online card retailer sold to Photobox for £120m in 2011.


Ones to Watch: Zoopla, a searchable directory of UK residential properties, was founded by Alex Chesterman, co-founder of online video business Lovefilm, and Simon Kain, a senior developer at Amazon UK. Audioboo is a website and smartphone app that allows people to share short audio files on social media. It was founded by Mark Rock in 2009 and gained early endorsements from writer and broadcaster Stephen Fry and The Guardian newspaper, which used it to cover the G20 protests.




The Vibe: Edgy. The farthest edge of town, but also edging up, after a £3.5bn regeneration plan. West Croydon is 15 minutes from London Bridge and Gatwick airport by train.


Local Heroes: Croydon Tech City is a community-led movement to rebrand the area as a Shoreditch for the southern suburbs. Croydon Borough Council has encouraged developers to build new homes and BT to improve broadband speeds.


Ones to Watch: DotMailer was launched in Croydon in 1999 and is now the largest email marketing company in the UK. It listed on Aim, London’s junior market, in 2011 and has a net worth of £5.8m. VideoGamer is Europe’s largest independent video gaming reviews website, which publishes news and features on the latest titles as well as high definition videos and a weekly podcast. It was founded in Brighton in late 2007, but moved to Croydon three years ago.


Notting Hill


The Vibe: Posh boys with smart ideas. Notting Hill offers the pleasures of Hyde Park and the Portobello Road market with the chance to bump into experienced tech business founders with money to invest.


Local Heroes: Brent Hoberman, co-founder of, the online travel website, which listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2000, just before the dotcom bubble burst. He is now an active angel investor. Jay Bregman, co-founder of Hailo, the taxi booking app, which in a little over two years has become a global business available in 16 cities. Mr Bregman divides his time between London and New York.


Ones to Watch: is an online furniture retailer, whose business model minimises overheads by selling online, grouping orders of the same item, not owning its factories and building close working relationships with factories and designers. Secret Sales is a free members only club which organises online private sales of exclusive designer brands. New sales are held each day but last for a limited time, offering shoppers up to 70 per cent off the recommended retail price.


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