Lord & Taylor Launches Fall 2016 Trends and Announces New Brands

Lord & Taylor announces the arrival of the freshest Fall 2016 trends – culled from the women’s and men’s New York and European collections in addition to the debut of exciting new brands in store.download

Founded in 1826, Lord & Taylor is the oldest department store in the United States and one of the country’s premier retailers. It has built its reputation on offering high-quality fashion apparel and accessories, exciting store environments, and seamless service. Lord & Taylor operates 50 full-line locations primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., and www.lordandtaylor.com. It is part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio.

FALL 2016 WOMEN’S TRENDS & NEW BRANDS

The Fall/Winter 2016 season is all about mixing it up,” declares Stephanie Solomon, Lord & Taylor’s fashion director, womenswear. She advises women to, “pair the hard with soft, a neutral palette with a bright pop of color, a feminine silhouette with masculine fabrics.” She continues, “This season, mix, match, create and take risks!

‘Je ne sais quoi’ French vibe

The basics on the runways this season were items pulled from a chic French girl’s wardrobe. The crisp white shirt, easy-to-wear ballet flats and bright red lipstick completes this look. As the weather turns, throw on a classic trench coat, easily evoking that ‘je ne sais quoi’ vibe. Look for unique and special French finds in our Birdcage concept shop – the classic beret, chic leather goods and much more will be available this season.

Return of the 80s

The return of the 80s cannot be ignored this season. Animal prints, electric bright colors, bold iconography and logos as well as disco bags are inherent to this trend.

Street Savvy

Streetwear and high-fashion are now synonymous. A puffer jacket, track pants and hoodie will be staples in every woman’s wardrobe this season. Athleisure is updated with a chic decorated bomber jacket thrown over a graphic tee.

Victorian Victories

For femininity, look for Victorian influences – in the color palette and fabrications. A silk midi skirt, velvet blazer, lace camisole and satin slip dress complete this look. Pale and soft color palettes allow the fabrication details to reign supreme.

THE Dress Address

Lord & Taylor is the “Dress Address” with an expanded variety of merchandise ranging from workwear to weekend, and day to night styles.

New Womenswear Brands

The highly-anticipated exclusive ready-to-wear collections are now in store, including IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi, H Halston & Highline Collective, Karl Lagerfeld Paris sportswear, dresses, footwear and handbags, Kendall + Kylie handbags, and RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy.

FALL 2016 MEN’S TRENDS & NEW BRANDS

The macro trend this season is creating the ‘It List’ – one that incorporates every man’s essentials,” states Nelson Mui, Lord & Taylor’s fashion director, menswear.These must-have pieces—black skinny jean, dress boot, Sherpa jackets, turtlenecks and boldly colored bags—re-inforce his seasonal staples, and provide him with a wardrobe that takes him from day-to-night and work-to-weekend,” Mui adds.

Staple Sweaters

The love affair with the 1960s and 70s expands and evolves with the added eccentricity of mixed patterns –geometric with florals. Look for this in essential sweater styles, such as jacquard crewnecks and turtlenecks.

Sherpa-Inspired silhouettes

As Fall shifts to Winter, wool, fleece and fur become essential fabrications. Thick coats layered over sweaters and wool trousers complete this Sherpa-inspired look. A muted palette of grey, taupe and navy allows the focus to be on textures over color.

Business Casual has a Whole New Meaning

Tailoring takes on a more relaxed and casual turn. Subtle windowpane patterns are discreet and stylish. Soft jackets and separates are paired with knits, fine-gauge sweaters and long-sleeve polos.

Day-to-Night Boots

This Fall, the Dress and Chelsea boots are must-haves to take men from day-to-night. Silhouettes have been updated incorporating suede and casual leather uppers as well as rounded toes and rubber soles.

New Menswear Brands

British tailored brand, Hardy Amies, sportswear by Markus Lupfer, Jack & Jones denim and Vince footwear are now available.

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Robb Report Unveils Annual Fashion Issue Amid Contemporary Aesthetic Refresh

September’s Edition Sees Introduction of Newly Created Editorial Sections and Expanded Range of Style Coverage

Robb Report, the leading voice in luxury, has unveiled its annual September Fashion Issue, now on newsstands. The Fashion Issue continues to be one of the brand’s most highly anticipated editions, and this year’s roster of fashion coverage encompasses the entire range of men’s attire, from tailored and bespoke formals to polished and elegant casualwear. The September issue also marks the introduction of a number of new monthly editorial sections, alongside an overall aesthetic refresh of the magazine, presenting Robb Report’s coveted content in a more dynamic, clear, and usable format.

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Robb Report Unveils Annual Fashion Issue (PRNewsFoto/Robb Report)

We’ve recognized that our readership is looking to us for style cues spanning the entire range of their wardrobe,” said editor in chief Brett Anderson. “This development has naturally influenced our fashion coverage—and readers will see greater weight given to the fashion category in our cover subjects and our feature content. Also, the subject matter of the September Fashion Issue presented an ideal opportunity to unveil a brand-new aesthetic refresh of our print product. Readers can expect a number of exciting changes within the issue, including cleaner, more spacious layouts, all of which work to enhance readability and present our sought-after content with a more contemporary edge.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in October 2016, Robb Report is the authoritative voice in the global luxury market. Widely regarded as the single most influential journal of living life to the fullest, the monthly magazine covers the newest in what matters most to its discerning and exceptionally affluent audience, including luxury automobiles, aircraft, fine dining, travel, timepieces and fine jewelry, style and design, arts and culture, spirits, and cigars.

In The Issue…

Robb Report shot September’s 12-page fashion feature, “Redefining Formal,” at the beautiful Rosewood London in Holborn. Photographed by acclaimed fashion photographer Adam Whitehead and enhanced by the styling of former British GQ senior fashion director David Lamb, the editorial offers a directional look at fall’s elegantly dressed-down ensembles. An incredibly sleek accessories story, “Dressed in Black,” and a look at the transformation of Savile Row tailors, “Street Smart,” follow suit.

Golf legend Tiger Woods chats exclusively with Robb Report in one of six newly introduced sections—Personal Best, which will provide monthly inspiring interviews with athletes, celebrities, and industry leaders touching on their passions and pursuits.

The other new editorial packages are:

  • The Robb Perfect 10: Robb Report’s editors rank their picks for the month’s most exciting items, places, developments, and events.
  • Passport: A globe-trotter’s guide to the world’s hottest destinations, newest hotels, and most exciting excursions.
  • Drive: Monthly test-drives of the latest luxury automobiles.
  • Portfolio: A compendium of compelling finds in the realms of art, auctions, and design.
  • Forward Buy: Each month, an expert weighs in on an item that has the potential to become the next great collectible. Categories include vintage and classic automobiles, jewelry, watches, wines, art, antiques, and collectibles.Robb Report Logo

Robb Report iPad and iPhone subscribers will enjoy a bonus digital feature with a look at five key pieces for fall, while online readers can celebrate the French automotive marque Bugatti with a look at Bugatti through the ages, and survey a list of five premium Dominican Republic cigars you should be smoking. Robb Report is available as a digital edition for the iPad and iPhone via the iTunes App Store and through Zinio.

Moose Toys Celebrates Five Seasons of Shopkins™ with First-Ever Shopkins Golden Ticket Hunt

Lucky Shopkins Fans Who Find One of Five Golden Tickets Will Win a Trip to Shopkins Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia

Moose Toys, the toy company behind the collectible craze Shopkins™, announces its first-ever Shopkins Golden Ticket Hunt, launching a nationwide treasure hunt to celebrate Shopkins fans and the fifth season of America’s favorite tiny toy.

Five golden tickets have been randomly hidden inside a Shopkins Season 5 2-pack, 5-pack or 12-pack across the U.S. Lucky fans who find one of the five golden tickets will win a trip for two people to the Home of Shopkins in Melbourne, Australia, a once-in-a-lifetime Shopkins experience. There will also be a drawing where a mail-in entrant could win a sixth trip. Upon arrival, lucky winners will be greeted by their favorite Shopkins characters, and whisked off to their own private Shopkins Party, where they will get to meet the designers from the world of Shopville.

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Moose Toys announces its first-ever Shopkins Golden Ticket Hunt, launching a nationwide treasure hunt to celebrate Shopkins fans and the fifth season of America’s favorite tiny toy. (PRNewsFoto/Moose Toys)

Along with a trip to the Shopkins Headquarters, winners will also receive the Ultimate Shopkins Backpack, jam-packed with some of the best Shopkins loot, including items that have never been released in the U.S.

We are so excited to celebrate our 5th season of Shopkins with our fans through this nation-wide treasure hunt,” said Paul Solomon, Co-CEO of Moose Toys. “The entire company cannot wait to meet the lucky winners of the Shopkins Golden Tickets and to show them where it all began.”

The hunt for the Shopkins Golden Tickets begins today, and will run until all 5 tickets have been found. (For full details and sweepstakes rules, please visit www.shopkinsworld.com/goldentickethunt)

Moose Toys is a global toy company with offices in the US, UK, Hong Kong, China and the head office based in Melbourne, Australia. This award-winning company is known for designing, developing and distributing toy and lifestyle products across the globe for children of all ages and the young at heart. Moose has products in all toy categories including collectibles, arts and crafts, activity toys, dolls, novelty items and outdoor products, and has brought joy to kids worldwide with successful products such as Mighty Beanz, Beados, Aqua Sand and The Trash Pack™. In 2015, Moose expanded several major product lines for boys and girls, including Shopkins™, the hottest girl’s collectible line of grocery and fashion themed characters; Little Live Pets, electronic pets that come to life in the palm of your hand; as well as line extensions for Beados craft activity sets. The company also introduced Qixels, the first “craftstruction” activity that allows kids to create pixelated worlds of monsters, warriors and more.

Moose Toys has scored numerous coveted toy awards from industry experts and major retailers. The Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck was awarded 2016 Girl Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association, and the Shopkins Small Mart playset was awarded the 2015 Girls’ Toy of the Year. Shopkins was awarded the 2016 Licensed Character/Toy of the Year by LIMA. Visit www.moosetoys.com for more information.

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Ric Burns to be Honored at the New-York Historical Society’s Annual History Makers Gala, Monday, September 26, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, the New-York Historical Society will present Ken Burns and Ric Burns with the distinguished 2016 History Makers Award during its annual History Makers Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. The event will include a special presentation and performance by Wynton Marsalis (recipient of the 2012 History Maker Award).

It is a privilege to honor Ken Burns and Ric Burns with this year’s History Makers Award,” said New-York Historical Society President and CEO Dr. Louise Mirrer.Through their remarkable body of work, they have brought history to life for millions of Americans, allowing us to discover essential truths about the founding of our nation and our city while helping us remember the struggles and triumphs that have taken place along the way.the New-York Historical Society logo

The funds raised will benefit programs of the New-York Historical Society, including its major Museum exhibitions and its historical education programs for more than 200,000 New York City public school students. Past recipients of the History Maker Award include Ron Chernow and Lin-Manuel Miranda (2015), Hillary Clinton (2014), David Petraeus (2013), Wynton Marsalis (2012), and Henry Kissinger (2011), among others.

Ken Burns has been making documentary films for almost forty years. Since the Academy Award- nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, including The Civil War; Baseball; Jazz; The Statue of Liberty; Huey Long; Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery; Frank Lloyd Wright; Mark Twain; Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson; The War; The National Parks: America’s Best Idea; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History; Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies; and Jackie Robinson.

Ken’s films have been honored with dozens of major awards, including fourteen Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Oscar nominations. In September 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Ken was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Ken has been called the “greatest documentarian of the day” and “the most influential filmmaker period.” The late historian Stephen Ambrose said of his films, “More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.”

Future projects include The Vietnam War, as well as films on the history of country music, Ernest Hemingway, and the history of stand-up comedy.

Ric Burns is a documentary filmmaker and writer, best known for his epic eight-part series New York: A Documentary Film. Burns has been writing, directing, and producing historical documentaries for o over twenty-five years, since his collaboration on the PBS series The Civil War, which he produced with his brother, Ken, and co-wrote with Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken. Since founding Steeplechase Films in 1989, he has directed some of the most distinguished programs for PBS, including Coney Island, The Donner Party, The Way West, Ansel Adams, Eugene O’Neill, Andy Warhol, We Shall Remain: Tecumseh’s Vision, Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World, Death and the Civil War, American Ballet Theatre: A History, Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History, and The Pilgrims.

His work has won numerous film and television awards including six Emmy Awards; two George Foster Peabody Awards; two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards; three Writer’s Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing; the Erik Barnouw Award of the Organization of American Historians; and the D.W. Griffith Award of the National Board of Review.

Burns has several upcoming projects, including The Chinese Exclusion Act, Driving While Black: African Americans on the Road in the Era of Jim Crow, The Department of Veterans Affairs: A History, and Oliver Sacks: His Own Life.

Event: History Makers Gala

When: Monday, September 26, 2016

Location: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York City

Time:

  • 6 pm – Cocktails
  • 6:45 pm – Dinner

Tickets:

  • $1,250 Scholar’s Ticket
  • $2,500 Leadership Ticket
  • $5,000 Editor’s Ticket
  • $12,500 Producer’s Table
  • $25,000 Director’s Table
  • $50,000 Documentarian’s Table
  • $100,000 President’s Table


RSVP: For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 212-485-9523 or email barbi@barbizakinevents.com.

KARL LAGERFELD Paris Launches in North America With Unveiling of Fall 2016 Advertising Campaign, “Love From Paris, Karl xx”

KARL LAGERFELD Paris has launched its Fall 2016 advertising campaign, Love from Paris, Karl xx, which coincides with the brand’s launch in North America. For the first time, the globally-renowned designer and his Paris-based fashion house are sharing their accessible luxe collections and modern wardrobe essentials with the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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KARL LAGERFELD Paris Logo (PRNewsFoto/KARL LAGERFELD Paris)

As one of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers, Karl Lagerfeld is internationally recognized for his aspirational and cutting-edge approach to style. His namesake fashion house – based in Paris’ Sain-Germain-des-Prés district – manifests his signature aesthetic that is modern and cool, with an unmistakable rock-and-roll edge. A living legend of style, Karl Lagerfeld is a designer, photographer and publisher.

Designed specifically for the North American market, KARL LAGERFELD Paris is inspired by iconic Parisian style and effortless elegance, with sleek tailoring and feminine touches. A black and white palette is accented by pops of color and unique prints – all created for today’s on-the-go woman. Products include women’s accessories, bags, footwear and ready-to-wear such as dresses, pants, blouses and suits.

(KARL LAGERFELD Paris previously announced its launch in North America through a joint venture with GIII Apparel Group, Ltd., thus forming Karl Lagerfeld North America.)

KARL LAGERFELD Paris is now available online at www.KarlLagerfeldParis.com, and in-store at select Lord & Taylor and Dillard’s (USA), Hudson’s Bay (Canada) and Liverpool (Mexico). Upon its launch , the Fall 2016 campaign will launch on September 7th and is already appearing in top fashion and lifestyle titles in addition to social channels and platforms.

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KARL LAGERFELD Paris Launches in North America With Unveiling of Fall 2016 Advertising Campaign, Love From Paris, Karl xx (PRNewsFoto/KARL LAGERFELD Paris)

Mr. Lagerfeld artistically directed and photographed the Fall 2016 campaign, in collaboration with Laird + Partners. It was styled by the renowned Charlotte Stockdale and features models Joan Smalls and Hailey Baldwin against a backdrop of larger-than-life landmarks from New York City and Paris. Shot in tones of black and white, the aesthetic reflects Karl Lagerfeld’s cool, unique and timeless vision.

For a designer it’s great to work with the girls of the moment, because clothes express our times but girls do too,” said Lagerfeld, while photographing Smalls and Baldwin.

Friends and followers of the brand are invited to explore the collection and all the latest from KARL LAGERFELD Paris using #KARLLAGERFELDPARIS

New Terrors Are Coming To Knott’s Scary Farm This Halloween Season

Whatever You’re Imagining, It’s Here…Including An Interactive Zombie Video Game Maze

Knott’s Scary Farm, the largest and most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, has unveiled the 13 haunted attractions that will terrify guests when the event returns for 24 horrifying nights, September 22 October 31. (See link for video preview.)

Knott’s Scary Farm is far more than 160 Acres of Scare Zones, with a varied collection of haunted attractions. Every night monsters spill out onto the streets and turn theme park midways into murderous scare zones. From the world famous Ghost Town Streets to the Boardwalk area filled with evil clowns, there’s nowhere to hide in Knott’s Scary Farm.

Ghost Town Streets is the original and largest, most terrifying scare zone that started it all. Bands of half-human, half-animal monsters prowl the streets and inhabit the fog, while the notoriously startling sliders, lunge from every fog-filled corner of the land. Fiesta De Los Muertos fuses dance music, colorful costumes, and larger than life stilt walkers in a dance party scare zone. It’s the ultimate late night celebration of Dia de los Muertos. On the Boardwalk, clowns crave your undying attention in the CarnEVIL scare zone. New this season, the Hollow scare zone will terrorize guests as the ominous Headless horseman prowls the fog-filled streets along with his army of the undead, treacherously blending into the shadowy night as they frighten all whom they encounter.2016%20Scary%20Farm%20Homepage%20Rotator%201

Knott’s Scary Farm has welcomed millions of visitors over the past 43 years and has become an institution in the Southern California theme park landscape. This year, the event returns September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Knott’s Scary Farm is open 7:00pm – 1:00am select Thursdays, Sundays, and Halloween Night and 7:00pm – 2:00am Fridays and Saturdays.

For 2016, four all-new nightmarish haunted attractions will debut this year; each featuring unearthly surprises, ghoulish monsters and frightening legends that come to life as you step inside.

Black Ops: Infected (New for 2016): Armed with cutting edge laser guns, brave guests will face off against hordes of zombies in the groundbreaking all-new Black Ops: Infected interactive maze. Small units of guests will battle the zombie apocalypse through blood soaked city streets and an underground sewer system crawling with nearly one hundred ravenous zombies. The high tech innovative experience thrusts guests into the middle of a live-action video game complete with live actors, real time scoring system, kill streak rewards system and interactive targets, including a juggernaut boss zombie. The new attraction is one of the largest mazes ever created in Knott’s Scary Farm history so form your squad and put your zombie apocalypse survival skills to the test in this action packed, one-of-a-kind experience.

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Knott’s Scary Farm’s Newest Maze, Shadow Lands (PRNewsFoto/Knott’s Berry Farm)

Shadow Lands (New for 2016): A fulfilling life ensures a soul safe passage into eternity, but what happens to the souls of soldiers slain in battle? Enter the hair-raising Shadow Lands maze and fight off demon samurais whose souls are cursed to rot within the depths of purgatory. Guests will embark on a quest through a sacred shrine, an ancient Japanese temple and into the midst of the shadow lands.

Red Barn (New for 2016): Take a trip to a blood-soaked barn filled with carnivorous animals seeking to prey on human flesh in the Red Barn gore maze. Legend has it the farmer who owns the barn was transformed into a heinous creature that sends his sadistic sons to ensure his legacy. None dare enter the barn, for those who enter never escape.

The Hollow (New for 2016): From within the fog, the legendary Headless Horseman and his army of the undead are ready to unleash a reign of terror in the new scare zone, The Hollow. Guests entering the frightful 6-acre area will be terrorized by the souls of fallen soldiers and local farmers that have escaped their shallow graves.

Standalone Skeleton Key Rooms (New for 2016): For the first time, Knott’s Scary Farm will feature standalone Skeleton Key Rooms that are independent from mazes. The four Skeleton Key Rooms will each feature a unique story and theme delivering unparalleled scares, interactive secrets and terrifying surprises:

  • Visions: Guests must investigate the Green Witch Museum in Ghost Town where it is not the building that is haunted, but the various items contained within. Using a Phantom Finder augmented reality device, guests will be able to identify and witness paranormal activity connected to items from the Sarah Marshall Witch Trial.
  • ZOZO: People from all over the world claim to have been visited by the demon ZOZO after a spirit board session. Is the demonic entity known as ZOZO real or are spirit boards just a myth?
  • Slasher: Guests are invited to step into an 80s’ slasher horror film. The masked Angel Maker Killer is on the loose. Every lead has run cold and that’s when you step into the picture. Will you become his next victim?
  • Prey: Navigate a hay maze full of dead ends with only a faulty lantern as your guide. You are not alone. Mutant beasts are lurking around every corner.

Returning Favorites

  • Back by popular demand, Elvira, the legendary Mistress of the Dark, returns to Knott’s Scary Farm in a spectacular all new show, Elvira’s Danse Macabre, featuring insane dance and comedy performances. The one of a kind performance from the Queen of Halloween will transport guests to a masquerade ball full of music, dance and humor. Knott’s Scary Farm will be the exclusive home of Elvira this Halloween season.
  • PARANORMAL, INC. The Haunting of Hayden Hill: Last year’s groundbreaking Paranormal Inc. maze will return to Knott’s Scary Farm this year. Featuring high flying aerial stunts and scares, guests investigate a haunted hospital where the patients were tortured for decades by deranged doctors and nurses. Demonic spirits of the murdered victims have been detected throughout the mysterious halls, while evil medical staff prowl for new patients to torture.
  • The Dead of Winter: Wendigo’s Revenge – Deep in the frozen tundra, the realm of a treacherous snow queen has been usurped by her evil minion, the horrific wendigo. She may be dead, but her evil spell hasn’t been lifted: The dead cannibals have risen from their snowy graves as hungry creatures feast on the surrounding villages. During the chaos, the queen’s prized possession, the horrific wendigo, has seized control of her throne, ready to prey upon any unsuspecting visitors who enter the borders of its icy domain.
  • Trick-or-Treat: Take a brave step forward and ring the witch’s doorbell…trick or treat, which will it be? After surviving her grisly welcome, wander into the Green Witch’s never before seen potion room and bewitched attic. But don’t leave too soon; you’re the special guest at the Green Witch’s deadly dinner party where she and her menacing Tricksters await your arrival.
  • The Tooth Fairy: This twisted tooth fairy steals more than just baby teeth as he drags his victims out their bedroom window and into a world of deranged dentistry. Unbelievable special effects include a blackout room through which guests must feel their way out, a disorienting x-ray strobe light room, and a final encounter with the massive tooth fairy, himself. Say aahhh.
  • Voodoo – Order of the Serpent: The haunting legend of Papa Legba continues as guests follow him on his foreboding journey to conjure the serpent demon goddess in the outskirts of New Orleans. Trudge cautiously through the cursed swamps of the Deep South, where creatures search the murky bogs for their next bloody sacrifice and demons curse the innocent with Voodoo hexes.
  • The Gunslinger’s Grave: A Blood Moon Rises: Deadly howls and a full blood moon mark your impending doom as werewolves overrun the crime stricken old west town. Walk in the bloody footsteps of a betrayed and left for dead gunslinger on his path of retribution against the Skinwalkers.
  • The Deadly 7, a sadistic crew of terrifying monsters representing each of the seven deadly sins, return to the fog of Knott’s Scary Farm this year. Together they prowl the darkest corners of Scary Farm’s midways and scare zones serving their master, The Green Witch.
  • The Hanging®: Finding Gory – A live stage show in Calico Square irreverently looks back at the year’s pop culture with killer comedy. Notorious for its special effects, pyrotechnics and high-flying stunts, The Hanging is a no-holds-barred assault on pop culture’s most infamous moments of the past year. A must see parody!

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Todd Snyder + PF Flyers Launch Newest Addition To Ongoing Footwear Collaboration

American Menswear Designer Todd Snyder and footwear brand PF Flyers has announced the launch of a new product in their ongoing partnership: the Grounder Hi-Top in military canvas  and leather. This new style combines Todd’s obsession with military functionality and PF Flyers’ American legacy, resulting in a smart sneaker for the modern man.

In the early 1900’s, inventor BF Goodrich manufactured several lines of vulcanized athletic shoes from tire rubber. In 1933 he patented the Posture Foundation insole, changing the sneaker landscape and immediately growing in popularity. In the 1950’s and ’60s, PF Flyers became one of the most popular shoe brands in America, dominating the athletic sphere and integrating into the military.

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Todd Snyder + PF Flyers, “The Grounder” (PRNewsFoto/Todd Snyder)

The Grounder originated as a US military issued boot in the 1940s, offering comfort and support to American troops stationed all over the world. In time it evolved into a high performance baseball shoe, and eventually became one of PF’s most durable all weather sneaker boots. A perfect blend of fashion and function—with the proper nod to its roots in the Service—the Grounder can stand up to the elements while still looking sharp.

Rugged and refined, the Todd Snyder New York X PF Flyer Grounder Hi-Top combines the signature vintage army aesthetic with premium materials and sport-fueled functionality. The Grounder is constructed from 14oz military canvas, with a solid rubber outsole and pigskin leather lining. A new tailored last plus signature PF Flyers insert offer premium fit and comfort, while elevated rubber foxing, gunmetal eyelets and lace tips, and an embroidered leather ankle patch add a handsome touch.

I love digging through flea markets and hunting for treasures, so when I went to visit Christopher Tobias and the PF Flyers team in Boston and saw all their catalogs from the early 1900s it just blew me away,” says Snyder. “This new style is based on an amazing vintage sneaker in their archive from when they were making shoes for the military. The military has always been a huge source of inspiration for me, and when I saw that, I just knew we had to reintroduce it.”

The Grounder ($129.99), offered in olive green and black, is available immediately onlne at www.toddsnyder.com, www.pfflyers.com and with select stockists/stores.