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!

Nygard Fashion Printed Burnout Sleeveless Top

Here is a new release in the TANJAY Navy fashion collection.

This co-ordinating sleeveless top is the perfect underpinning for tailored looks. 

It's cut from a burnout mesh fabric that's printed with a marbled dot pattern and has a flattering scoop neck. 

Wear yours under the coordinating cardigan and camel coloured jeans.

It's made of 80% Rayon and 20% Polyester and more details can be found here.

Nygard Fashions Tie Front Crepe Cuffed Pants

These can be found in the Bianca Nygard Tropical Paradise collection.

Cut from Satin Back Crepe, these cropped dress trousers have a slim leg and are cuffed at the hem. 

They have a flat front zip fly with a tie closure, pleated front and slash pockets. 

Style yours with the Ruffle Front Top and simply add flats or heels.

Get full details here.

Peter Nygard Cold-Shoulder Jersey & Lace Maxi Dress

This is a new release in the Peter Nygard Palm Spring collection.

This dress is the ultimate in summer luxury. It has a fitted silhouette and is made from Jersey that is printed with over sized palm leaves. 

It's finished with lace at the neck, sleeves and along the Hi-Lo hemline. 

This dress is sleek enough to wear at a summer wedding and relaxed enough for evening strolls down the boardwalk. 

Wear yours with open toe heels and a clutch.

Get full details here.

Nygard Fashions Sequin Embellished Mesh Layered Knit Top

Here's a new release in the TANJAY Navy fashion collection.

This Boat neck top with a mesh overlay is an ideal must-have style for warm weather. 

It has a relaxed silhouette that drapes to mid-hip with side slits, while the mesh overlay is embellished with clear sequins and drapes to the mid-rift with a split at centre back. 

The short sleeves are flared and finished with a matching fabric trim. 

Wear yours with classic black pants or your favourite pair of Nygard Slims for a modern, effortless look.

Full details can be found here.

Peter Nygards business success based on independent thinking

Peter Nygard has achieved his success from going his own way, doing things differently, and following his gut instinct about what works and what doesn’t.

And though noted for his flashy nature and flamboyance, you’d be mistaken to judge him by this. Because, it really doesn’t tell the full story of Peter Nygard.

He shared his own view of his style with Executive Editor Michelle Markman in an article entitled “Peter the Great” (California Apparel News – August 1988): “Sure, I like the niceties of life and enjoy my flamboyant image. However, people must take me seriously.”

Another instance of his independent thinking and brilliance on display was highlighted in an article entitled “The Power of Peter Nygard” by Shelia Mudrick (The Fashion Network – December 1987). From her interview with Nygard, Mudrick writes,

“In the ‘60s and ‘70s when ‘youth was hot’, Nygard’s acute business sense told him to play the renegade. ‘Everybody said half the market was under 25 and went after it. I went after the other half [Peter Nygard].’

“His creative thinking took him in the opposite direction of his competitors on many levels.”

Read the full story here.

Nygard Fashions Draped Front Burnout-Printed Cardigan

Here is another new release in the TANJAY Navy collection.

This elegant cardigan has a relaxed silhouette and is made from a burnout fabric that is printed with a marble scroll pattern. 

It is light-weight and has 3/4 sleeves, so its perfect for travelling or for meetings on-the-go, when you need an instant dressed-up appearance. 

Layer yours over the co-coordinating sleeveless top and add in your favourite Nygard Slims for that special look.

Get full details here.

Peter Nygard Eyelet Lace Ruffle Sleeve Blouse

Here's a new release in the Peter Nygard Navy Eyelet collection.

This blouse is pure feminine power. 

It is cut from eyelet lace with a lined body and has a V-Neckline with a delicate centre front button loop closure. 

The short sleeves are unlined for an airy quality and are finished with a ruffled edge. 

Tuck yours into dress pants or wear untucked with your favourite pair of Nygard Slims jeans and heels for street-style edge.

Get full details here.

Nygard fashions Striped Cap Sleeve Scoop Neck Top

This is a new release in the TANJAY Navy collection.

Cut from Microfine Jersey, this top is the perfect under layer for tailored or relaxed looks.

Make it a staple must-have item in your closet. 

It has a slightly loose fit with princess seams that create a flattering shape by mixing horizontal and vertical stripes. 

The shoulder seams are embellished with silver-tone zippers for extra detail. 

It has a scoop neck and cap sleeve design that are piped with a contrast trim. 

Wear yours with neutral or navy pants for a polished look that will take you from desk to dinner in fashion.

Get full details here.

Nygard Fashion Floral & Stripe Wrap-Effect Top

Here's a new release in the Bianca Nygard Cabana Society collection.

This '70s inspired wrap top blends floral and stripes for effortless style.

Cut from Georgette, it has a wrap-effect front with a waist seam and tie belt to cinch at the waist.

The long sleeves have a double layer flared bell that adds drama to the style.

Wear yours tucked in or out with black Nygard Slims jeans or dress pants.

Get full details here.