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!

Floral Embroidered Faux Suede Jacket

This soft faux suede jacket boasts floral embroidery on the sleeves, an angled hem and an open front with cascading lapels.

This lightweight stretch faux suede is made of 92% polyester and 8% spandex (exclusive of trim) and full details can be found here.

Cutout Knit Dress

Make a splash at the office or at the party Friday night!

This slim-fitting knee-length knit dress with 3/4 sleeves and cutouts at the neckline will definitely make you feel good about yourself!

The regular size is 38 inches long and it's made of 65% viscose and 35% nylon (exclusive of trimming).

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Nygard Celebrates 50 Years in Fashion

The Winnipeg Sun published a two-page spread detailing the spectacular gala event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NYGÅRD.

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Peter Nygard 50th Gala Recap

Here's a recap of the 50th Anniversary Gala Event in Winnipeg celebrating Peter Nygard's 50 years in the fashion industry

Peter Nygard Donates $100K to CancerCare Manitoba

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.

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Nygards 50th anniversary party rivals Hollywood bash

Dressed in a tux and tails and making a grand entrance surrounded by supermodels, fashion mogul Peter Nygard threw a 50th anniversary party for his Nygard International in Winnipeg on Friday night that rivaled any Hollywood bash.

The sold-out, black-tie gala at the RBC Convention Centre featured 1,800 guests, a dining area that looked like Arctic tundra, a New York-style fashion show and a VIP list with dignitaries from Finland, country star Tanya Tucker, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, deputy premier Heather Stefanson, MP Terry Duguid and a video greeting from Winnipeg Jets and Finnish hockey superstar Teemu Selanne.

Models, dressed in military-style jean bomber jackets with Nygard’s image on the back, greeted guests and then put on a runway show featuring fashions from the five decades of Nygard’s career, set to booming music and flashing lights.

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Peter Nygard Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon cutting celebrating the expansion of Peter Nygard’s Inkster location with former lieutenant-governor Pearl McGonigal, Scott Johnson MLA(St. James) , 40 year employee Rene Law & Vice Chair Mr Jim Bennett.

Park 50 is where the Associates can experience an beautiful outside environment & Museum inside that celebrates all of Peter Nygard‘s business & personal accomplishments.

Peter Nygard cuts ribbon on Winnipeg expansion

















International fashion mogul Peter Nygard opened a new $5-million expansion to his Winnipeg operations, celebrating 50 years in business. Xiaoli Li spoke with Nygård himself about his reinvestment into Winnipeg.

Nygard Fashion sees $5-million expansion

Fashion mogul Peter Nygård’s childhood home, a one-room homestead with some original furniture, is tucked into a corner of the entrance to his recently renovated 155,000-square foot head office and distribution building on Inkster Boulevard.

Nygård, 40-year employee Rene Law and 48-year employee Irene Golinski cut the ribbon Wednesday to officially unveil the $5-million expansion to the building and celebrate the 50th anniversary of his company.

The Inkster building, which opened in 1976, is a large leap from the company’s humble beginnings on Adelaide Street in 1968, Nygård told an assembled crowd of about 200 people, including employees, family, friends and some dignitaries. Guests included former lieutenant-governor Pearl McGonigal, MLA Scott Johnson (St. James) and Coun. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan).

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