Payal Singhal’s ‘Bridal Fantasy’ collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2011 was a sensuous offering to brides. Sensational, fluid and seductively flowing sheer anarkalis and diaphanous lehengas glided down the ramp evoking visions of Umrao Jaan and Lady Gaga – two complete contrasting fashion icons. Shimmering New Age metallic fabrics were teamed with soft pretty pastels and embellished with the richness of mukaish, filigree, resham and zardozi work. Shades of cream, ivory, nude, blush melon, apricot, champagne, ash green, sea blue, sage green, were selected for lush fabrics like tulle, brocades, and silks. Kalidar kurtas, ornate blouses, glittering lehengas, kurtas with shimmering churidars- the look was pure opulence.The embroidery was used cleverly as crystals and polkis shimmered on yokes, as necklaces, were draped over shoulders, and gleamed in zardozi splendor on the lehengas, blouses and dupattas.