Most people talk about Peter J. Nygård, Chairman of NYGÅRD (International), in terms of his classic rags-to-riches story – the Finnish immigrants' son, who stitched up an empire out of women's clothing and is now the quintessential self-made man. This story overlooks another side of Peter Nygård – a hard driven man who has created a standard of excellence for the Canadian Women’s Fashion Industry, whose label is the #1 recognized label in the Canadian marketplace, and whose signature is recognized in fashion centres across the globe.

Peter Nygård’s success story began when he gathered his life savings and borrowed $8,000 capital to purchase 20% of a women’s garment manufacturer with $800,000 in annual sales, which within a few years he owned outright - renaming it 'NYGÅRD' & turning it around from near bankruptcy into the bustling dynasty that it is today! The speed with which Nygård claimed his #1 position in the industry is attributed to the uniqueness of his business decisions and his work ethic that includes 14-16 hour days/seven days a week. But then again, as Nygård says, "The only time you are working is when you wish you were doing something else".


Welcome to the exciting World of 
Peter Nygård!

Dotted Microfine Jersey With Keyhole & Bar Top

Here's a new release in the TANJAY Career Denim collection.

This gorgeous top is printed with a wondrous watercolour dot pattern. 

It has cap sleeves and a flattering wide crew neck that's highlight with a keyhole and bar. 

Wear yours with dark denim, black dress pants or your favourite pair of Nygard Slims.

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Peter Nygard Ruffle Front Stretch Crepe de Chine Sleeveless Blouse

This is a new release in the Peter Nygard New Romance collection.

Stylish and effortless, this sleeveless blouse is made from Crepe de Chine for a luxurious finish. 

It has a crew neck with a covered button centre front closure and a softly draping ruffle that cascades from the neckline down centre front. 

Pair yours with Nygard Slims jeans or slim ankle pants.

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Designing isn’t just about picking pretty things

Women are directly linked with fashion. It would be right to say that the word fashion is synonyms to women. It is something more than wearing clothing. If you are an urban beauty, the fashion trend and style should go well and that too in advance with you. Few of the factors that define your fashion statement are body frame, skin tone, level of comfort and personal attitude.

So ladies, come on, let’s have a feel according to your body frame, skin tone and after all your level of comfort.

Winnipeg-based Stephanie C is our head designer for the Nygard SLIMS brand here at Nygard International. Born in Winnipeg, she studied Fashion Merchandising & Marketing at the International Academy of Design & Technology in Toronto and has never looked back. These days, she can be found researching trends, creating new styles or engineering garment fits.

Body Frame: Are you a plump woman, if yes, try avoiding sleeveless cuts. Choose dark color clothing rather than lighter shades. Or prefer over a range of dull colors like dull blue or dirty blue. If you wear small prints and vertical line prints, you will look slimmer. If you have extra pounds in you, avoid kota sarees and cotton sarees and stick to Chiffon and Georgette Sarees.

Choose beige and fawn colors, if you have a medium structure. In case of blouses, try on nets as these are of great help in disguising physical flaws.

Thin women, cheer up, you will look gorgeous in all the color ranges. All the colors and shades will suit on you. You also can try on sleeveless, deep cuts and strapped blouses.

The inspiration of listening to women and the customer’s needs and wants is really what influences our next designs. Designing isn’t just about picking pretty things. It’s all about the end consumer and making sure we are giving her what she wants so she keeps coming back.

Nygard Fashion Striped Cotton-Blend Knitted Toggle Poncho

Here's a new release in the TANJAY Neutral Group collection.

This cozy knitted poncho makes the ideal updated neutral outfit. 

It's spun from a Cotton-blend with wide stripes and a gold-tone toggle at the centre front neck. 

Wear yours all weekend long for brunch with friends, shopping at the market or out with the kids.

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Textured & Open-Weave Cotton-Blend Cardigan

This cardigan is a new release in the TANJAY Navy Floral collection at Nygard Fashions.

This softly tailored cardigan works with so many of your favourite pieces. 

It's spun from a Cotton/Viscose blend so its soft and easy-to-care-for. 

Wear it with a staple Tee or over the elegant Embroidered Mini Floral Mesh Sleeveless Top.

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Stretch Denim Zip Front Topstitched Jacket

This Nygard Fashion is a new release in the TANJAY Career Denim collection.

Finally, denim that is suitable for the office. 

This jacket is made from Light-Weight Stretch Career Denim with a fitted silhouette. 

It has a silver-tone front zipper closure that can be left open at the top and turned back for a lapel effect. 

Contrast topstitching highlights the seams for a slimming effect and welt pockets sit at the front hips for functional versatility. 

Wear yours with the coordinating So Smooth Ankle pant or your favourite pair of Nygard Slims.

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Bianca Nygard Floral Jersey Wrap-Effect Jumpsuit

Here's a great way to add colour to your wardrobe. This can be found in the Bianca Nygard Tropical Paradise collection.

Everyone needs a jumpsuit in their wardrobe. 

They are perfect for day or night and can be dressed up or down. 

This one is cut from a tropical floral printed Jersey with a wrap-effect top and drawstring that cinches in the waist. 

It has a sleek and fluid silhouette that flatters everyone and the cropped length means you can wear yours with heels or sandals.

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Peter Nygard Tie-Dye Burnout Knit Layered Tunic With Scarf

Here's a new blast from the past release in the Peter Nygard Novelty Knits collection.

This colorful tunic is cut from a tie-dyed Knit Jacquard that has an abstract print and a relaxed fit. 

It has long sleeves, a soft drape and a long scarf that can be worn loosely along the neckline or draped around the neck for a 70's flare.

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Tanya Tucker performs at Nygard event

NYGARD International, in keeping with its commitment to support cancer research, on Friday presented a $100,000 donation to CancerCare Manitoba. NYGARD vice chairman Jim Bennett presented the donation to CancerCare Manitoba president and CEO Annitta Stenning, as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebration event. In addition to the financial contribution, NYGARD donated 1500 mammography gowns to the Breast Check and mammography unit at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.

The event featured a stunning fashion show showcasing vintage NYGARD fashions from five decades as the leader in Canadian women’s fashion, and put the spotlight on 25 breast cancer survivors on the runway.

Guests were treated to a special performance by legendary country music performer Tanya Tucker, as well as a world-class magic show from Las Vegas magician and mentalist Simon Winthrop. Over 1800 guests attended the event, including 300 VIPs who traveled from locations around the globe, including Kenya, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, the United States of America, and Peter Nygard’s home country of Finland.