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!

Peter Nygard rags to riches story

Everyone knows Peter Nygards Fashion success but few know of his early years in this rags to riches story.

Lyocell Utility Vest

An updated sleeveless utility jacket made with an ultra soft Lyocell fabric.

Features flap hip and chest pockets, a drawstring waist and a zipper front with a covered placket. 

The petite size is 24.5 inches long and it's made of 100% Lyocell.

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Clip Dot Chiffon Tiered Bell Sleeve Blouse

Raised dots adorn this semi-sheer woven top with cropped tiered bell sleeves, a lined body, a V neck and back keyhole button closure.

The regular size is 25 inches long and it's made of 100% polyester.

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Nygard 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Jacket

This limited-edition jean jacket features glitzy ribbon detailing encrusted with gold-tone spikes, rhinestones and chain, plus patches, gold-tone hardware and a screen printed photo of fashion designer and mogul Peter J. Nygård. 

 Made of 55% cotton, 22% rayon, 19% polyester and 4% spandex this jean jacket can be machine washed in cold water.

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Nygard Slims Features and Performance

In developing this one-of-a-kind product , Peter Nygård recognized shape wear was trending and anticipated where the market was headed. Using his extensive background in knits, he created a compression bottom that is the best fit in the industry, and available at an outstanding price point. Nygård SLIMS are the first of its kind in the world.

Leopard Lace Cowl Neck Tunic

A soft jersey knit tunic boasting a cowl neck collar with leopard lace lining at the neckline.

This premium jersey is made of 93% rayon and 7% spandex and complete details can be found here.

Nygard Fashion Show Concept

Metallic Leopard Print Tee

You can see why this top is in the Jungle Queen collection! 

Here's a 3/4 sleeve T-shirt with a gold-tone metallic leopard print and deep slits on the sleeve.

 This premium jersey is made of 93% rayon and 7% spandex and more information can be found here.

Brushstroke Print Textured Top

Looking to add some color to your wardrobe?  There are several color themes available.

An abstract brushstroke print graces this textured knit top with a scoop neck and 3/4 sleeves.

This 3/4 sleeve T-shirt texture jersey is made of 90% polyester and 10% spandex and full details can be found here.