by Alexander Fury .

Window shopping-stopping action from Prada

We're slightly obsessed with these magnificent Prada christmas windows here at - the latest interpretation of the central idea of Mrs Prada's S/S 2011 collection, 'minimal-Baroque' (can't you just hear the thud as thousands of students, designers and mass-market manufacturers pin that pithy aphorism to their mood boards?). Here, the sharp, clean Prada aesthetic - womenswear, menswear, the omnipotent and potent Prada purse - is framed in ornate Florentine excess to form a still-life, of sorts: terribly appropriate given our own Florist exhibition, and definitely enough to make you stop window-shopping in your tracks.

This Friday, Prada's little sister Miu Miu gets a new grown-up shop of its own on the corner of Bruton Street and Bond Street (a fatal stone's throw away from our own HQ). We'll be tweeting and blogging from the opening cocktails.