Prada's latest trend: couture collaborates with cuisine

Miuccia Prada certainly has an eye for a trend. But confections of a different kind feature in the display cases at her latest venture, a new branch of one of Milan’s most historic pasticcerias, Marchesi (00 39 02 7600 8238; Prada now owns three quarters of the business, which has been serving sweet-toothed Milanese since 1824. The interior is every bit as covetable as one of her dresses with soft, emerald green velvet chairs, chocolate-coloured marble floors and green jacquard wallpaper that you would almost want to wear. 

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