After months of work and development, Singapore's most famous homegrown tailor brand, CYC have launched their brand new Capitol Piazza concept store – fully furnished and designed precisely to take your tailoring experience to the next level. Drop by for a visit and be wowed today!
Since 1935, CYC has been on a journey of distinction in dressing their customers for style and success. Their values, support of sustainability, communities and people continue to inspire them to embrace the new, while sustaining their valuable heritage.
Here are the top 5 things you can do at the newly-opened CYC @ Capitol Piazza (besides tailoring):
1. Create a 3D customised outfit - Ever find it difficult to imagine what some fabric swatches would look like as a shirt? You’re not alone. The solution: A touch screen 3D shirt builder in-store that helps you visualise your outfits with their curated range of fabrics, collar styles, and button colours! They also gave you the option to pair them with trousers so you’ll know just how to style your shirts!
2.Check out their new line of bespoke shoes - Get to learn more about your feet in the process. The concept store presents the collaboration between CYC and Hong Kong’s premier bespoke shoe artisans, ShoeArtistry. Apart from excellent craftsmanship, and a wide selection of beautiful veg-tanned patina leathers and styles to choose from, they’ve also got a 3D foot scanner to help them measure your feet with maximum speed and precision. With that collected data, they’ll be able to craft shoes moulded to fit the arches, insteps and heels of your feet perfectly.
3. Become a fabric expert in 3 minutes - “What is the difference between 1-ply and 2-ply cotton?” and “What’s the difference between cashmere and merino wool?” Their fitting rooms aim to answer all the common fabric-related questions they’ve encountered in their years of experience. With this knowledge, you will be able to pick out the exact fabric that meets all your needs without being overwhelmed by the choices.
4. Let your creative juices flow like you used to as a kid - Bringing your family and kids along? Now there’s a space for them to play while you focus on getting your clothes done! Create your very own backdrop for an Instagrammable shot with miniature CYC shirts, trousers and quirky animal magnets!
5. Take a peek into CYC's 84-year history - Some of you have known of them since you were kids; some through your parents, some through their heydays. Regardless , it is nice to get a peek into the history of renowned local companies. For those new to CYC, go on a short journey with them as they reveal pivotal moments of CYC's 84-year heritage.
Izy was an urban contemporary Izakaya Bar serving quality Japanese fare to hardworking young working professionals on Club Street. In her 2019 rebrand, Izy Fook aims to provide top Singaporean dishes alongside key Cantonese delights in a newly renovated space, promoting a revived and rowdy drinking culture.
Together, Izy Fook, cheekily translating as “together, lets prosper” is a hip Japanese kitchen inspired by old school Singapore Cantonese restaurants and the energy of late night Chinatown watering holes back in the 1970s Singapore. Izy Fook takes a creative approach towards incorporating the roasted and charred Cantonese meats into quality Izakaya classing dishes.
The “Living Room” occupies the front portion of the restaurant and showcases a series of brand new art pieces from Hong Kong’s hottest illustrator, Jonathan Jay Lee. The "Living Room" also contains a long and open bar where diners could grab quick and dirty drinks or bottles of wine with sharing plates of authentic Japanese fare; while loud hip hop and rock and roll music plays over the speakers.
The “Dining Hall” hidden at the back of the restaurant sits up to 50 people and has a private dining VIP room decorated with beloved old school movie posters. Again, unapologetic loud music plays over low lighting making for a rowdy yet celebratory atmosphere.
In partnership with the Les Amis Group, Kausmo at Shaw Centre is a dining concept that sparks conversations about thoughtful and conscientious ways of living.
The new venture promotes thoughtful living by challenging food norms that bring about unnecessary food wastage. Derived from the word “cosmos” – a system of thought, Kausmo is the brainchild of co-founders Lisa Tang, 24, and Kuah Chew Shian, 26.
Lisa, nominee for the Rising Female Chef award at the World Gourmet Summit 2019 and runner-up for the 2014 Les Amis Awards Culinary Competition, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. It was her time in Primo, a restaurant on a farm that actively engages in zero-waste practices, that inspired her to start a thoughtful business back home. With Kausmo, Lisa hopes to creatively repurpose aesthetically filtered fruits and vegetables that are overstocked, over-ripened, and oddly-shaped and sized.
“Retailers are looking for produce that are of uniform shape and size, but nature doesn’t workthat way. We want to show that ingredients not ideal for retail can be perfect on our plates. AtKausmo, we celebrate imperfections,” shares Chew Shian, restaurant manager.
Every dish created at Kausmo incorporates thoughtfully sourced ingredients; seafood from small farming communities in the region, secondary cuts of meat which are often overlooked in favour of prime cuts, as well as forgotten native greens and florals.
Combining European techniques with Asian influences, Lisa, who has worked at Pollen, Jaan, and Les Amis, demonstrates how lesser-loved ingredients are no less delicious than their popular counterparts.
Kausmo will offer a 6-course Carte Blanche menu at $75++, with Kombucha tasting at an additional $20. Diners can expect flavourful dishes inspired by stories, as the team behind Kausmo takes supply volatility in their stride.
“We’ve learnt to embrace the volatility of our ingredients, because Mother Nature is just as beautifully unpredictable! Much more operational planning and preservation of produce has to be in place to better utilise our ingredients – a challenge that we willingly welcome. In a city known to be able to source almost anything at any time, perhaps it’s time to slow down; better appreciate and understand our food sources & produce,” comments Lisa.
Expect to be greeted with a sense of comfort too as parts of the menu draws inspiration fromthe team’s cultural roots, such as Lisa’s Teochew heritage. Each meal at Kausmo presents a thoughtful approach for guests to think about how they can all make more conscientious choices in their everyday lives and contribute to a more sustainable ecosystem, in Singapore and beyond.
Blue Label Pizza & Wine at Mandarin Gallery is the newest of their two locations. Blue Label Pizza & Wine offers a modern take on the neighborhood pizzeria. Enjoy a concise menu of premium salads and snacks along with their acclaimed stone-fired pizza. A thoughtful wine list, featuring many of the world’s top producers, and a small, but curated selection of beers, are served by their friendly and knowledgeable staff.
They place just as much care into the design and architecture of their restaurants as they do menu offerings and service. This care is evident in the beautifully crafted wood detailing, supple all leather seating and gallery worthy works of art. They are small in size but big in spirit and they look forward to welcoming you with gracious hospitality and delicious bites.
Hailing from Downtown Los Angeles, Little Damage at Wheelock Place offers unique recipes that allow you to step outside of your comfort zone and get a little adventurous. Once you lick it, it's yours!
In 2017, Little Damage opened its doors in Los Angeles, California, USA and was received with immediate critical acclaim for its innovative and daring recipe. Their signature black cones are naturally coloured with activated charcoal and are hand rolled minutes before it is served to ensure the freshest taste.
Above all, they envision Little Damage as a place where treasured memories are made. Whether it be a first date, family outing or your go-to afternoon treat, they wish that every visit be unforgettable. Nothing makes them happier than a smile from a satisfied customer.
Fusing inspiration from cosmopolitan New York and the bustling night markets of Seoul, NY Night Market is one of South Korea’s fastest-growing restaurant chains. Serving up a wide array of Korean-Western comfort food and beer cocktails, NY Night Market is extremely popular among youths, young adults and families.
Mouthwatering highlights include the 50cm Baguette loaded with bulgogi beef, shredded cheese and assorted vegetables, Cream the Curry; topokki red curry topped with whipped cream, Finger Steak with homemade gorgonzola butter, and Waterfall Cheese Shrimp doused in cheese fondue on a sizzling hotplate.
Established in 1978, Calvin Klein Jeans is a designer denim line under the global American fashion house. Known for its minimalist aesthetic, unique details and innovative denim washes, the brand features jeans, apparel, and accessories catering to both men and women. Visit their newest boutique at Jewel Changi Airport and update your wardrobe with their stylish pieces.
ABC Cooking Studio at Funan is Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and cooking that caters to both adults and kids.
ABC Cooking Studio offers a wide variety of lessons such as Japanese style cooking, bread, cake and traditional Japanese snacks from beginners to master level. They render to those who wants to brush up their culinary skills and ensure their members will have a great exclusive experience without the hassles of post-cooking washing and cleaning chores.