Peter Nygard discusses Free Trade

Peter Nygard discusses Free Trade - Quotas and his position of Chairman of the Free Trade commission and his appearance before Senate with Peter Newman

Nothing has made a bigger impact on the Canadian Fashion Industry than the N. American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.) The seeds of this agreement were sown in 1982, when Peter Nygard wrote a strategic position paper to initiate Free Trade, resulting in his appointment to Chair the advisory committee on future Canadian long-term Industrial Strategy. From that committee grew Nygard’s recommendation to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) first with the United States, which ultimately became the foundation agreement for Mexico's entry in DEC-92, known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). No other person in the apparel industry has played a more significant role with the creation of NAFTA than Peter Nygard.

Nygard continued to promote the principle of Free Trade with many community and international leaders and groups - including Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Peter Nygards Grand Opening on Broadway Ave in Winnipeg

Customers lined up for hours to be guaranteed a spot at the Grand Opening of Peter Nygards 1st Nygard Fashion Park on Broadway Ave in Winnipeg. Once inside they were treated to an hour long fashion extravaganza featuring the latest Nygard fashions. Peter Nygård was joined by VIP guests Gary Doer: Manitoba Premier, Sam Katz: Mayor of the City of Winnipeg, for the Opening celebration.

NYGARD International Spring 2014 Fashion Show

Over 500 guests gathered for a sold out fashion show at NYGARD’s flagship Kenaston Store, VIPs, breast cancer survivors and the Winnipeg fashion crowd turned out to watch an amazing show that featured acrobats hanging from the ceiling and live mannequins that morphed into hip hop dancers wearing SLIMS.

The event showcased fashions from the Peter Nygård, Bianca Nygard, Tan Jay and Alia lines but the undisputed star of the runway was Nygard's brand new SLIMS line.

9 of Winnipeg’s most beautiful and inspiring women - all of whom were breast cancer survivors were the heroes of the show in addition to the professional models, Nygard Company Associates also walked the catwalk to cheers from the crowd.


Peter Nygard's $600,000 donation to Breast Cancer Research

Peter Nygard and daughter Alia talk about Nygard's annual donation of $600,000 to aid breast cancer research at CancerCare Manitoba and the latest fashions being showcased at the 2008 fashion show and charity event at their Kenaston store. Peter Nygard is well known for his philanthropic endeavors donating 100's of thousands of dollars to fund a Breast Cancer tumour bank and mobile mammography unit that travels to remote areas of Manitoba.

Peter Nygard First Anniversary NY Celebration

Times Square comes to a halt as New York fashionistas crowd the sidewalk to watch Peter Nygard celebrate the 1 year anniversary of his Fashion Concept Store. This very successful futuristic store captures Nygard's unique vision marrying fashion and technology, where customers can browse the latest fashions beneath space age Saturn rings, view clothing on 360° rotating chrome mannequins, watch their favorite TV program or a Nygard fashion show in the lounge, all while being educated on fit, form and function on numerous in-store media vehicles and receive second to none customer service by the store's knowledgeable fashion consultants.

Peter Nygard meets customers at Dillard's

Peter Nygard meets Nygard customers at Dillard's department stores and they tell him how much they love the new Nygard SLIMS. Have you tried a pair yet?

Nygard can spruce up your spring wardrobe

Winter has finally left us and spring is in the air!  And what do people think of when they think spring?

“Spring Cleaning”!

The purging of your closet ignites the desire for new spring looks that will infuse your wardrobe with new trends, flattering silhouettes and spring time hues. Nygard can help spruce up your wardrobe without going over budget. Here are some quick and easy ideas for a Spring Time Makeover with all garments under $50. Go ahead and pick your favorite, or at this price point go ahead and pick two!

Bold colourful print is the look for spring. From alluring cheetah print to feminine floral, wearing print comes down to personal expression. Pick a print that fits your style. Try something new, whether it’s a different silhouette to flatter your shape or something out of the ordinary like hardware embellishment.

Being a little daring can bring out a brand new you. For those brisk mornings or cool evenings cardigans and pullovers are still needed. Instead of sticking to the dark and dreary let your toppers take on a spring time hue! And the best bottom for all??  The classic Nygard Slims are only $49 and come in 4 different silhouettes.

You can buy the boot cut to pair with a pleated peplum for the office and leggings to pair with a novelty button up for an evening out. Check out Nygard Slims in spring time colors such as Khaki, White and Nygård Blue.

Meet Peter Nygard

This video is a great way to meet fashion industry icon Peter Nygard as he describes his new line of Nygard Slims ...

Peter Nygard fighting breast cancer

Designer Peter Nygard does what he can to fight breast cancer year-round, but each October he also introduces a series of special-edition Nygard for Life T-shirts. Three different styles will be sold at Dillard’s during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with 10 percent of the retail price donated to the cause.

Nygard has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

This series comes in a variety of inspiration prints, calling out an important message of courage, hope, love and awareness.

Launch of Nygard Slims revisited

In a store full of customers, dignitaries and inspirational breast cancer survivors Peter Nygård launched his newest endeavour, the NYGÅRD SLIMS at the annual NYGÅRD fashion show at the Kenaston Fashion Park in Winnipeg . The very essence of NYGÅRD International has always been the pant, that’s where it all began, and last night Peter Nygård took it upon himself to revolutionize the pant world once again. The only difference is this time, it’s not just’s SLIMS.

The show commenced with former Senator, Rod Zimmer and first female Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, Pearl McGonigal presenting Nygård with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. As a young boy Nygård immigrated from Finland to Deloraine, Manitoba, where he spent his formative years. Starting here in Winnipeg, he built NYGÅRD International into the billion dollar company it is today. Acknowledging his roots, he humbly accepted the award.

“I’m mostly proud of being Canadian,” said Nygård.

And then, the music rumbled, and it was time to start the show.

The fashion show focused on the launch of NYGÅRD SLIMS; a pant that flattens the tummy, tightens the hips and thighs, eliminates saddle bags and muffin tops, while making the legs inches longer. Every type of woman wore them on the runway, from the amazing breast cancer survivors to NYGÅRD employees, and of course the vivacious models. The NYGÅRD SLIMS looked good on every woman on the runway, because that’s who they were made for. From size small to x-large, this pant was engineered for women. The NYGÅRD SLIMS shopping wall was a destination after the show, customers were eager to own a pair of pants that would make them one size smaller.

After purchases were made, fans gathered with shopping bags full of NYGÅRD SLIMS, in every cut from boot, ankle, straight and legging, to meet the man behind the pant, Mr. Peter Nygård.

When asked why he made this pant for women…. “because it’s what woman want,” responded Nygård.

The show ended with NYGÅRD blue streamers bursting from the roof, a nearly sold out NYGÅRD SLIMS merchandise wall, and smiles on the customers faces in hopes that the promise was true, this new pant, the NYGÅRD SLIMS would make them one size smaller.

Peter Nygard's concept store merges fashion and technology

International women's fashion designer, Peter Nygård, opened his flagship fashion concept store at the corner of 40th & B'WAY in Times Square, NY on FRI, NOV6.

This futuristic store captures Nygård's unique vision merging fashion & technology, where customers can browse the latest fashions beneath space age Saturn rings, view clothing on 360° rotating chrome mannequins, watch their favorite TV program or a NYGÅRD fashion show in the iLounge, all while being educated on fit, form and function on numerous in-store media vehicles and receive second to none customer service by the store's knowledgeable fashion consultants.

Nygard Slims headed to Shopping Channel

NYGÅRD SLIMS are headed to the Shopping Channel on May 24th.

Take a picture of NYGÅRD SLIMS on TV and email it to SLIMS@NYGARD.COM to save $10.00 when you buy 2 pairs of SLIMS- online and instore!

Don't forget to share this post so your friends can get in on the savings too!

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The Technology Behind Nygard Slims

The Slimcurve Technology stands out because it works with a woman’s body to enhance it. The NYGÅRD SLIMS formula shapes and refines what you already have, leaving you with a more confident slender hourglass figure.

 NYGÅRD SLIMS don’t squish you into a girdle like undergarment, leaving you looking flat and shapeless.

NYGÅRD SLIMS lift and enhance your lower body, making you feel one size smaller.

The fashionably high waist flattens the tummy and eliminates muffin tops. The hip and thigh compression erases any dimples and imperfections making you smooth throughout.

Your legs will look 2-5 inches longer, and all the more alluring. And that’s not all, the Slimcurve Technology sculpts the butt and shapes your curves eliminating saddle bags.

All styles are made of a structured knit that is machine washable. For $49 you can have the only pant that enhances your curves while making your waist one size smaller.

Peter Nygard Fashions for your travel needs

If you’re packing for a tropical trip look no further than NYGÅRD for all your travel needs.

Your trip will break down into three sections; travels time, sunny days and breezy nights. If you divide your packing into those categories dressing will be as simple as saying YES to a tropical vacation in the dead of winter! Another quick tip is to color coordinate. Bring pieces that can be mixed and matched from day to night for a seamless wardrobing experience.

You’ll need comfortable attire for the travel to your tropical destination. Your very best option for comfort and style is a pair of NYGÅRD SLIMS Leggings. You’ll feel as comfortable as if you were in pyjamas, but you’ll be styled from head to toe. Pair the leggings with an open front cardigan that is effortless and cozy. To complete the travel look pick a simple tank that can be reworked throughout the trip. And don’t forget a tote filled with all your on board essentials.

Packing for the day should be concentrated on pieces that can be mixed and matched. To keep your suitcase light pick pieces that are comfortable and make you feel great. Start with two bottoms that will last the week and pair them with interchangeable separates that were made for on the go! If you stick with NYGÅRD SLIMS you will feel amazing about yourself. You’ll feel slim and comfortable while relaxing, and trim and strong on your adventures. And the fact that you’ll look one size smaller throughout the whole trip is a total vacation bonus! We suggest packing the travel friendly SLIMS Capri and our new SLIMS Denim. For on top, pack one light jacket and cute tanks that match. We also suggest a tote that will fit your shades, water and a little SPF.

The evening may call for a dressier look, but don’t fret your daytime SLIMS will still be appropriate. Change your sandals for wedges and pair your NYGÅRD SLIMS Capri with a flirty blouse that was made for fun.

Peter Nygard and an Evening of Fashion and Networking

NYGÅRD Fashion Burnaby and the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) recently teamed up for an extravagant and exciting evening of Fashion and Networking. Over 70 guests socialized and networked over glasses of wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres while they waited anxiously for the fashion show to begin.

The fashion show was the highlight of the evening as all the models were either members BBOT staff, and their friends and colleagues made the evening special, cheering them on during their runway debut. The models showcased fashions from Peter Nygård, Bianca Nygård, Tan Jay and ALIA. The show ended with a bang as one of the Board of Trade staff, a professional model, graced the floor in a gorgeous Peter Nygård animal print dress!

A special Unlock the Secret contest was held during the night, where all the guests were given keys and a chance to see if their key opened the lock. The winning key holder won three outfits from Not Just Pants, a brand new NYGÅRD line that the company premiered that night.

But the night of prizes didn’t end there! During the event, NYGÅRD gave away restaurant gift certificates, wine tours, coffee packages and other amazing door prizes.

What an amazing night!

Peter Nygård and Alex Dillard a winning combination

When the leading North American fashion house for women's apparel & the largest nameplate in fashion apparel retailing join forces there is no stopping their success. This is the case with NYGÅRD & Dillard's whom have developed a major strategic partnership built on trust. The NYGÅRD brand power continues to soar as a result of strategic alliances with Dillard's & with the launch of NYGÅRD Fashion World, which includes PETER NYGÅRD & NYGÅRD Collection labels.

In conjunction with the launch - NYGÅRD Fashion World Tour @ Dillard's was born. NYGÅRD Founder & Chairman, Peter Nygård has made personal appearances at every Dillard's store throughout the US meeting with customers & showcasing his collections.

Alex Dillard (Dillard's President) - David Terry (President of DIV3) & Drue Corbusier (President of DIV7) have all accompanied Nygård on his tour to show support. It is this mutual respect that has enabled the two companies to create a retailing system called NR5. NR5 speeds time-to-market & reduces replenishment time from order to getting goods back on the floor from 16 to 7 days. Neither company could have achieved the results alone.

Peter Nygard interview with Cyndi Targosz

Cyndi Targosz interviews International Designer and Business man, Peter Nygard of Nygard International wows the Red Carpet at Oscar's Night of 100 Stars!

Peter Nygard Supports Bahamian Sports

OVER the years, Canadian businessman Peter Nygard has been quietly making a valuable contribution to the development of sports in the Bahamas.

He has given generously to the various sporting bodies when other Bahamian owned companies have not been in a position to do so. Just ask King Eric Gibson.

Peter Nygard was one of the persons whom Gibson called upon to assist the organizers of the Grand Bahama Regatta and he came to their rescue.

Over the years, Nygard has even opened up his unique home in Lyford Cay to Bahamians of all walks of life to come in and dine with him as he makes a donation.

In these tough economic times when sponsors are few and far between, men like Nygard must be commended for the role they have played.

Sports such as athletics, boxing and volleyball have been in the forefront of Nygard's sponsorship. But there are so many other organisations that have also benefited.

But for sports to continue to grow in the future, it's going to take the support from sponsors like Nygard to make it happen.

*contains excerpts from The Tribune