ITALY, Milan - The new winter collection by Burberry Prorsum had a less nostalgic air to it this season, even if it did suggest a certain modern romance and nonchalance. Christopher Bailey, artistic director, continues the tradition of Burberry whilst endlessly developing the line towards new horizons, following his inspirations. This time, he evoked great British icons such as Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth, the Countess of Devon. He proposed a new version of the trench-coat, giving it a loose and lightweight feel, which was worn over white silk and chiffon dresses. The tweed kilt was rendered feminine and teamed with transparent blouses. Coats and skirts were designed with volume in laminated wool. A few men walked the catwalk, sporting modern suits with a new elegance.