The View: Benares

The View: Benares

There’s something special about Benares. It may be the spiritual side of the place, which dates back to several centuries, or the richly saturated image of the Ganges at dusk; it may be the lively, colourful ghats or the many artists who hail from this holy city. Whatever it may be — it has magic and intrigue — some of it captured in November Noon’s latest campaign Doab. Here, we handpick a list of the books, artists, and films (in no particular order) that capture its high-octane spirit. THE BOOKS The Romantics : By Pankaj Mishra A critic-turned-novelist, Pankaj Mishra is famous in the literary world for signing authors like Arundhati Roy and Raj Kamal Jha. Mishra’s book, The Romantics,...
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Seeing Colour

Seeing Colour

Sagarika Sundaram’s wool-based creations, Amrit Singh Sandhu’s remarkable portraits, and Bhasha Chakrabarti’s exploration of restoration-as-art are an ode to colour and craft
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Behind the Scenes: The Reunion ’22

Behind the Scenes: The Reunion ’22

Nostalgia became a source of joy for November Noon this month. What are we reminiscing? A return to the classroom. Crayola-coloured school essentials. Carry-it-all bag packs. Winter breaks. Field trips. And, the pursuit to learn lifelong. True to November Noon’s cultural ethos — making clothes is the ultimate act of collaboration — we decided to bring together eight multi-disciplinary creatives that meld seamlessly with the spirit of the brand. Our designated students: Tanya Gupta, Jupiter, Drishti Verma, and Merrylin Boro. The result: A campaign with November Noon’s recent collection that imagines a study hall of our own.   THE INFLUENCERS Tanya Gupta, 23, a Delhi-based content creator who is featured in the shoot, believes that November Noon represents a time-tested...
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Artist Spotlight: Jasjyot Singh Hans

Artist Spotlight: Jasjyot Singh Hans

The fashion industry across the world has remained a historically exclusive club. But, Jasjyot Singh Hans, a queer illustrator from Delhi, provokes these conventions by drawing women (and men) that are big, bold, beautiful — and often inspired by the women in his family and community. It's not surprising that his work found its way to noteworthy publications like The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Caravan, and Gaysi along with global brands like Facebook, Google, and Snapchat. Here, he talks to us about drawing fat femmes that empower him, why Indian brands should respect homegrown craft practices, and his November Noon favourites: the Bouganvillea and Bamboo Overlays.   When did you first discover your visual language? I was...
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Holiday Handbook

Holiday Handbook

Over the past couple of centuries, the world has given all manner of epithets for Benaras, among them “The Luminous One,” “The City of Lights,” and “Avimukta (Never Forsaken).” Why? Because the city is a mecca of traditions, so sacred and historically overwhelming. It takes each visitor aside with such intimacy that we often struggle to find the right words for it.  At November Noon, our values and belief systems are rooted knee-deep in our atelier in the city. The artistic and cultural heart of India, Benares is a charming profusion of intimate rituals and festivals stapled onto its holy ghats. Few are the visitors who have not been bewitched by the oldest living city in the world, whose appeal...
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A November Noon Checklist: Inspiring Architects Who Shaped Modern-Day India

A November Noon Checklist: Inspiring Architects Who Shaped Modern-Day India

At November Noon, we believe there’s more to architecture than what meets the eye. It’s an artful blend of scents, memories, touch, and imagination. From BV Doshi to Brinda Somaya, here are the visionaries of Indian architecture who’ve mastered the art of matter, space, and light. BV DOSHI A protégé of Le Corbusier, the pioneer of modern architecture, and a former associate of Louis Kahn, BV Doshi’s seminal work is guided by a simple question: How does a particular space make you feel? In other words, Doshi goes beyond brick and mortar and creates a sensorial and metaphysical experience with light, volume, climate, and spatiality. He founded his studio Vastu-Shilpa in 1955 in Ahemdabad. At November Noon, we’re inspired by...
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Inside Bijoy Jain’s Studio Mumbai with Priyanka Shah

Inside Bijoy Jain’s Studio Mumbai with Priyanka Shah

Creative director, spatial designer, stylist, and event designer Priyanka Shah believes in putting out creations that stir an emotion in the viewer
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