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!

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.

The story of Peter Nygards success

After graduating from North Dakota University in 1964 with a degree in business, Finnish-Canadian designer Peter Nygård decided to pursue his ambition, purchasing 20% of a struggling women’s clothing brand.

Just 3 years later he bought out the company entirely and transformed it into the vibrant fashion house it is today.

Since then Nygård has received numerous accolades: some of his most notable include being the founder of the Manitoba Fashion Institute, becoming an appointed member of the Canadian Apparel Manufacturer’s Institute and even playing an influential role in establishing the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Fast forward to 2017 and NYGÅRD is proud to be celebrating 50 years in the fashion industry.

See more of Peter's story here.

Travel Print Crew Neck Top

Like to travel? This tee is for you!

It's a simple top with a slim silhouette, 3/4 sleeves and crew neck is boosted with an eye-catching allover travel motif.

The regular size is 26 inches long and it's made of 100% polyester.

Get full details here.

Abstract Print Fit and Flare Dress

This knee-length fit and flare dress features a scoop neck, cap sleeves, panels for shape and an abstract print.

The regular size (8) is 40 inches long and it's made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex.

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Leopard Print Flutter Sleeve Dress

A dress with a flowing body, a high neck choker collar with a key hole cutout, layered flutter sleeves with open crochet details and a concealed zipper back closure.

The regular dress size is 38 inches long and it's made of 93% rayon and 7% spandex (exclusive of trimming). 

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Bell Hem Jeans

Regular Cropped jeans . Yawn!

These have been around long and have probably become your ordinary pick up bottom. Not stylish enough anymore ?

Ditch the ordinary hems for these ravishing flare hems with side bows that pull off a different yet classy look .

Get the look of luxury denim that takes you from day to night with these bell hem crop jeans by Peter Nygård Jeans, featuring a crop flare with decorative ties, high-polish grommets and frayed hems.

Paired up with even the simplest shirt and heels – count on these jeans to do the talking .

Available in colors deep blue and white.

Check them out here.