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".


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Peter Nygard Business Strengths

While the 2018 series salutes fashion mogul Peter Nygård’s Golden Jubilee detailing his rags to riches story, his incredible business success over these past fifty years and an inside look at how he did it, The Clifton Review will also continue to address current affairs as they relate to the good of The Bahamas.

As a reminder, in the example from fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s business, the company’s strength back in the ‘80s wasthat they made a great—in fact, considered the best—polyester product.

Another strength for Nygard’s company was their internal process for product development that allowed them to produce a top notch product.

Nygard’s company weakness that he overcame was that his core product, even though the best on the market, was only one type at that time.

Read the full story here.

Pull-On Capri with Snap Detail

You can go anywhere in this denim capri.

The cropped pant features a faux fly front, elastic waistband & cute snap buttons at the hem.

It's comfortable enough to wear all day long.

These Pull-On Capri's are made of 75% Cotton, 24% Polyester and 1% Spandex.

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Floral Border Crochet Cardigan

Airy crochet defines this delicately stylish cardigan with a floral border, a hook closure at the neckline and 3/4 sleeves.

The regular size is 23 inches long and the 3/4 sleeve cardigan Crochet knitwear is made of 100% polyester.

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Sheer Open Front Cascade Vest

This airy vest in a semi-sheer Georgette fabric features a cascading open front in a solid tone, while the abstract pattern on the back adds contrast to this light and feminine topper.

 Sheer Open Front Cascade Vest Vest Solid Lightweight Georgette 100% Polyester, Contrast: 94% Polyester and 6% Spandex.

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Peter Nygard - Here we grow again

People now have another reason to visit the Canada One Factory Outlets location on Lundy’s Lane, with Canadian clothing giant Nygard opening a new Nygard Slims outlet at the shopping centre.

But Nygard’s presence at the centre isn’t exactly new: the retailer has had one of its Tanjay N Alia clothing brand stores at the centre for years, said Nygard regional manager Lindsey Butler.

“Being here for a number of years and being successful, customers know where to find us already, and they love the brand,” she said at the Nygard Slims store opening on Saturday.

Nygard also opened its first Nygard Plus store in Canada, catering to plus-sized women, at the Seaway Mall in Welland recently, said Butler.

The retailer, headquartered in Winnipeg, is celebrating a milestone this year: a half century of business in a notoriously competitive sector.

“Fifty years in business says it all,” said Butler. “We’re Canadian, we’re a well-made product.”

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Peter Nygard holds Canada Day party

Just as Canada opened its doors and welcomed Peter Nygård and his family when they emigrated from Finland in the 1950s, so did Mr. Nygård open the doors of Valhalla to his friends and neighbours for a celebration of Canada Day.

Nygård hosted the Canada Day celebrations at Valhalla, his expansive newly renovated cottage on Falcon Lake. The event featured pony rides, games for children, a temporary tattoo station, kayaking, a water trampoline, roaming performances and a full show by legendary Las Vegas magician and mentalist Simon Winthrop, a volleyball tournament, karaoke, a BBQ, and a spectacular private fireworks show produced by Archangel Fireworks.

Read the full story here.

Floral Scarf Print Tee

Here's a basic T-shirt is elevated with a bright floral scarf print and a curved hem.

The petite size is 24.5 inches long and is made of 95% cotton 5% spandex.

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3 things every girl should know about Nygard Slims

Here are 3 things every girl should know about Nygard Slims…

#1 Waistbands

These aren’t just any ordinary leggings. Our waistband designs are about to change your whole outlook on how pants should fit! Our bottoms are made with a carefully designed waistband, in 3 different sizes. 2.5 inches, 3.5 inches and 4 inches, meaning you can choose a waistband which flatters your figure.

#2 SlimCurve™ Technology

Let’s get down to the serious stuff. Our leggings mean business and we pride ourselves on superior quality that outshines the rest. Every legging is created using our 4-way stretch fabric, offering 360° of unrivaled comfort.

#3 Variety

We all need classic leggings in our wardrobe. Let’s face it, we live in them! However, on-trend pieces are just as important when it comes to creating a hard-working wardrobe. Leggings are our specialty, which is why we offer a variety of different designs to choose from.

Read the full blog post here.

Stylish workout gear that will motivate you

Whether you’re taking up running, yoga, cycling or a little bit of everything, we’ve got the perfect looks to take you from the gym and beyond.

Are you a black leggings kind of girl when it comes to working out? Who isn’t! Classic black bottoms are the foundation to any gym look, but the difference is all in the fabric. Our soft, breathable leggings are designed with 4-way stretch, a 4 inch contouring waistband and cooling technology that wicks away moisture from the skin: everything you need and more to have a great workout. Black leggings may be a must-have in every girl’s gym kit, but don’t let that stop you from adding a splash of colour here and there to keep things interesting.

Read more on stylish workout gear here.

How to: head-to-toe florals

Florals and tailoring; an unlikely combination that is pretty, feminine and extremely flattering. Here’s our quick guide on how to style head-to-toe florals!

Far removed from traditional business attire, this floral power suit packs punch while adding a feminine flair to your look. Head-to-toe florals can seem daunting at first glance, however when styled with a basic black or white tee you’re guaranteed to ace the trend. Keep footwear and jewellery to a minimum, as this look requires next to no accessories.

If head-to-toe florals are a little overpowering for you, you can try out the trend on your lower half by styling our floral pants with a top and jacket in coordinating tones. The key to creating a put-together look is by selecting pieces in the same colour story as your pants. Black, for example, is a great way to tone down your bold print, while yellow or pink are also lovely springtime shades to mix and match with.

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The Style Edit: Modern Denim

The key to timeless style? Great denim and the perfect fit. The new denim collection from Alia is exactly that. Combining flattering cuts, modern design touches and comfortable stretch fabrics, these jeans are the perfect way to liven up your wardrobe while adding individual style to your look. Subtle details like embroidery and contrasting printed motifs will give your outfit a put-together feel that is both elegant and on-trend.

Aside from being hard-wearing, comfortable and versatile, denim is a cult style piece that encompasses all age groups. It’s a classic fabric that will always be à la mode and can be worn time and time again in numerous different ways, whether you’re 20, 30 or 40 and beyond! The collection includes old classics as well as trend-driven pieces, allowing you to alternate depending on where you’re going, who you’re meeting and the time of day. Opt for a lighter wash for more casual days, and try accessorizing with youthful accessories such as a statement pair of earrings and white sneakers. For classic appeal, darker denim is a guaranteed way to look smart and chic – pair with a bold red lip to turn heads.

See more fashion news here.

Basketweave Lace Top

A basketweave lace top embellished with eye-catching rhinestones.

This top features 3/4 sleeves, a crew neck and inner lining and is made of 100% polyester.

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Raised Geo Print A-Line Skirt

A gored skirt that hits at the knee gets an upgrade with a raised graphic print and a pull-on waist.

The petite size is 23 inches.  This long pull-on skirt with puff print is made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex.

Get full details here.

Embellished Cold Shoulder Ruched Top

Add some colour to your summer wardrobe!

Here's a soft top with a ruched waistline, dolman sleeves and cold shoulder cutouts with metallic embellishments.

 The regular size is 28 inches long and the tunic is made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex.

Get full details here.

Find the perfect plus size jeans with Luxe Denim

According to a study in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, the ‘average’ American woman is now a size 16-18 (that’s plus size 20W to you and me).

If this is true, how come so many of us find it impossibly difficult to shop at the mall? Sure, there might be a small rail of plus size items tucked away in the corner, but if size 16-18 is the new majority, why isn’t there more variety available? And as for those few retailers that do cater to women with a fuller figure, modern styles and trends tend to be shunned in favour of oversized pieces with little to offer in terms of colour, print or shape. Bor-ing.

Don’t despair! We know how frustrating it can be to try and find plus size jeans that make you look and feel great. Shopping is supposed to be a fun experience, and you should never resign yourself to buying something you don’t completely love simply because there is no better alternative.

Jeans are notoriously difficult to shop for, regardless of your size. We’ve all scoured the internet in search of the elusive ‘perfect jean’, jumping from site to site without much success.

It’s time to ditch your unflattering pants and welcome a few pairs of Luxe Denim Slims into your life. What’s so special about our sellout denim collection, we hear you ask? We’ve been making quality womens wear since 1967 and know a thing or two about what it takes to create the perfect fit.

Read more about Nygard Plus Size jeans here.

Cargo Capris with Tie Hems

Looking for comfort this summer?

Here's an updated pair of capri pants with flap pockets with snap buttons on the thighs, drawstring ties at the hems, front and back pockets, a fly front and belt loops.

These stretch cotton blend canvas pants are made of 69% cotton, 29% polyester and 2% spandex.

Get full details here.

Peter Nygard Magical Night of Fashion

Peter Nygard 50th Anniversary TBT: Toronto hosts a fashion show featuring both Tan Jay and Alia calling it a "Magical Night of Fashion."

Geo Print Poncho Top with Detachable Cami

Simple ... yet elegant!

A poncho-inspired top made from chiffon with a geometric print, with a detachable tank top.

The plus size is 24 inches long and the outer shell is made of 100% polyester while the insert is made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex.

Get full details here.

Bell Sleeve Printed Tunic

Looking for some color this summer? 

Here's a smooth, flowy tunic top with a wide crew neck and 3/4 bell sleeves. 

This T-shirt Microfine jersey is made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex and can be machine washed in cold water.

Get complete details here.

Daisy Patchwork Cold Shoulder Top

Exposed shoulders are having a moment.

This festival-worthy top embraces the trend and elevates it with ties at the sleeve.

The regular size is 28" long and this printed georgette top is made of 100% polyester.

Get full details here.

Nygard 50 years FBF 2016

Peter Nygard and actress Suzanne Somers pioneering health initiatives and anti-aging at Raadfest in Miami ...

Alicia Kay talks Nygard Fashions ...

50th Anniversary TBT: TV host Alicia Kay talks about key fashions, staple items and what is referred to as the "Essentials Package" during the Summer 1996 fashion show.

How Peter Nygard saved his business

So how did fashion mogul Peter Nygard save his business when faced with threats to his business in the late 80s?  Remember, department stores were looking to move away from polyester products, which was Nygard’s core product.

Well, the first thing he did was pay attention to his intuition that told him the industry was making some moves that could drastically impact his business.

The way Nygard saved his business was to use his intuition, conduct the risk assessment, identify a strategy to mitigate the threats, ensure long-term survivability, and put himself back on top as the industry leader in the new trend.

This was Nygard’s approach to every situation because the bottom line for him is to always be on top. Is it any wonder that he took a failing business to a level that reaps rewards of hundreds of millions fifty years later?

Read the full story here.

Studded Tulip Hem Pull-On Ankle Jeans

These denim ankle pants have a studded curved hem, front pockets, a pull-on waistband and a faux fly.

The regular size has a 27 inch inseam with a 12.5 with a leg opening.

These pull-on Stretch Diamond Denim jeans are made of 79% cotton, 20% polyester and 1% spandex and complete details can be found here.

Nygård Style Direct FALL Fashion Launch 2018

Join us Friday AUG 10 for our Fall 2018 Fashion Show. Stylists along with their guests are welcome to be part of the fashion fun for a $10 admission. Doors open by 7pm, the show starts at 730pm on the 5th Floor with our stylist models celebrating style & fashion for the coming Fall season.

Nygard Style Direct is celebrating our official 2nd year of business. This is just one of many events throughout 2018 as Nygard International celebrates 50 years of success. Independent Stylists across North America have been spreading the word about Nygard, through Style Shows our mission is to help you Fashion your Future -- Real Women in Real Style.

Stylists -- Remember to get your tickets for Sat & Sun AUG 11 & 12 for workshop and training too!

DATE AND TIME - Fri, 10 August 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
LOCATION - Nygård International 1 Niagara Street Toronto, ON M5V 1C2

Get your tickets here.

Cold Shoulder Tie Sleeve Top

This cool top is the answer to this season's hot weather!

Here's a cold shoulder top with decorative ties at the sleeves and a contrasting trim.

The regular size is 25 inches long and microfine blouse is made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex.

Get full details here.

Peter Nygard's beginnings

Where it all began.  Peter Nygard bought his first property in 1959 - a cabin in Falcon Lake, Manitoba.

Bianca Nygård 2005 photoshoot

50th Anniversary TBT: A behind the scenes glimpse of our Bianca Nygård photoshoot.

Peter Nygard Jeans Mid Rise Skinny with Front Slit

Get the look of luxury denim that takes you from day to night with these skinny jeans by Peter Nygård Jeans, featuring seam details with a front slit at the hem and contrast stitching.

Our slimmest silhouette from waist to ankle, with 5 pockets, a fly front and a mid rise that hugs your curves and doesn't gape.

Exclusive details include the Nygård Wave back yoke, a curved stitching that creates the best shape from back to front, shiny nickel hardware that gives a dressed-up, polished look, functional pockets that are sewn into the front zipper for a perfectly smooth midsection, plus a Peter Nygård signature patch.

Our exclusive Luxe denim fabric has 4-way stretch and 24/7 shape retention, for a slimming, contouring fit every time.

Get full details here.

Brushstroke Stripe Print Tee

Here's a basic T-shirt is boosted with a brushstroke ombré stripe print.

The petite size is 24 inches long and the jersey is made of 100% polyester.

Get full details here.

Medallion Print Crescent Hem Handkerchief Skirt

Here's a handkerchief skirt with a crescent hem and a geometric medallion print.

This 32 inch long pull-on midi skirt microfine jersey is made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex and more details can be found here.

Ruffle Front Tunic

This sleeveless tunic boasts waterfall ruffles on the front, a button closure at the neckline and a back pleat for added shape.

The plus size is 30 inches long and the tunic is made of 100% polyester.

Get full details here.

Peter Nygard and longtime friend Pamela Anderson

Peter Nygard and longtime friend Pamela Anderson at the Ambi Gala in Toronto

TBT: Bianca Nygard Fashion Show APR4 1984

Peter Nygard’s Finnish sisu spirit

We’ve talked a lot about fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s Finnish sisu spirit, and how it makes him persevere no matter the circumstances or difficulties, just like the Finnish soldiers who persevered against the odds and won several battles against Russian soldiers despite being vastly outnumbered; today, as a result, the Finns can say that they have never been subject to Soviet rule.

So what does it take to persevere against impossible odds? What made them able to fight to the end no matter what? What makes Peter Nygard, like his Finnish compatriots able to always persevere?

It begins with the right mindset, which means making a mental shift.

That shift involves making a decision, a determination that no matter what, you are going to make it work. But first, give yourself a break.

Know that having business challenges does not mean you are not capable of making it work. Even if you have made mistakes in your business, it doesn’t have to stand in the way of your success. Learn from it and move on.

Read the full story here.

Lace Bell Sleeve Top

This dramatic top features wide lace bell sleeves, a V-neck with lace detailing and a form-fitting body.

The regular size is 25 inches long and this V-neck blouse is made of 95% rayon and 5% spandex.

Full details can be found here.

Rivet Tab Pull-On Capris

These capris are about to become a wardrobe staple, with a pull-on waist, soft microfiber twill fabric for maximum comfort, and hems with small side slits and a double rivet tab.

The petite size has an 18 inch inseam with a 15 in leg opening and they are made of 100% polyester.

More information including colour selections can be found here.

Crochet Lace Asymmetrical Tunic

Here's a tunic top with an angled hem, 3/4 sleeves and contrasting floral crochet lace detailing.

The regular size is 30.5 inches long and the jersey is made of 95% rayon and 5% spandex.

Full details can be found here.

Peter Nygard opens a store in Beverly Hills

50th Anniversary TBT: Peter Nygård opens a store in Beverly Hills which has always been a dream to do, calling it "a special moment" in his career.

See the video here.

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard has many sides

“Will the real Peter Nygard please stand up.” There are many sides to fashion mogul Peter Nygard as Marina Sturdza has shared in her 1987 article “Who is the real Nygard?”

No one ever built a $200-million clothing empire on mere flamboyance, hedonism, and a knack for self-promotion, and nobody ever did it alone. And Nygard’s ability to retain top-level executives … is testimony to the caliber of Nygard’s operation and the opportunities he offers. And the company’s impressive growth record—Nygard International has never failed to turn a consistently high profit, and sales have doubled every five years—indicates that Nygard is clearly paying attention to business.

Nygard’s route to fashion supremacy may not have been as glamorous as that of his higher-end designer market peers, but in North America, the middle-market is where the numbers are and where the profit lies. What’s more, Nygard’s record has greatly endeared him to his retailers, and will doubtless earn him a privileged reception for his next venture, a signature collection pitted directly against Canada’s “better” manufacturers.

Nygard further protects his retailers’ interests (and incidentally, his own) by providing thorough product information and staff indoctrination, plus enviable display and co-op advertising support. So effective are his tactics that Nygard’s Canadian retail sales amount to $4 per capita, for every man, woman and child in this country—all the more impressive when you consider the company’s low price points—$25 to $150, and the sheer number of units represented. In total, Nygard produces 10 to 12 million garments a year in his Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong and Chinese factories.

Read the full story here.

Rhinestone Notch Hem Crop Pants

Here's a cropped pair of dressy pants with rhinestones and side slits at the hem.

Features include a zip front opening, belt loops and faux welt pockets.

The regular size has a 24 inch inseam and is made of 73% rayon, 24% nylon and 3% spandex.

Get full details here.

Embellished Mesh Neckline Tee

This T-shirt features a ruched mesh neckline with small embellishments and comes in 4 exciting colors.

The petite size is 25 inches long and is made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester.

Get full details here.

Modern Straight Leg Pull-On Pants with Pockets

These smart, straight trousers feature a pull-on waist for a streamlined look, plus front pockets.

The regular size has a 30" inseam with a 15" leg opening.  These pull-on pants are made of 96% polyester and 4% spandex and full details can be found here.

The real Peter Nygard

“Who is the real Nygard?”

This was the title of a 1987 article in The Globe and Mailwritten by Marina Sturdza that presents interesting insights into fashion mogul Peter Nygard that proves instructive in our quest to understand Nygard’s business success.

Sturdza’s discussion ranges from views of his flamboyant personality, Nygard as a Free Trader and industry leader, Nygard the perfectionist, and his business savvy and impressive growth record. Here are excerpts from her perspective:

  • There’s Peter Nygard the proverbial immigrant boy-made-good ...
  • There’s Peter Nygard the flamboyant ...
  • There’s Nygard the Canadian apparel industry leader ...
  • There’s Nygard the outspoken advocate of free trade ...
  • There’s Nygard the perfectionist ...
Will the real Peter Nygard please stand up?

Read the full story here.

TBT Archive footage of Peter Nygard

His breast cancer issue became evident to us that this is a great cause a very important cause and we could take that fashion show that we usually do and expand it and include all of Winnipeg into it and do a lot of good things at the same time.

Not only raise a lot of money for it but bringing the focus of it off leading the focus toward such a worthy cause.

Nygard Gift Card

The Gift of Style that never goes out of fashion with our NYGARD Gift Card.

Suitable for any occasion. Your choice of monetary values above.

The following Terms and Conditions govern your use of the Nygard Gift Card
  • Nygard Gift Cards may be treated the same as cash. 
  • Nygard Gift Cards are not redeemable for cash, nor can they be returned for a cash refund.

Peter Nygard Business Success

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s business practices have a useful lesson that we can apply to our lives to make the changes we desire to live a more fulfilled life.

Many companies practice the business principle of continuous improvement whether it’s through the Deming Cycle, Six Sigma, Lean, Total Quality Management or others. They use specific suggested processes for practicing this principle. For Peter Nygard, this principle is a way of thinking, his practicing modus operandi, his philosophical approach to everything.

If you had to pick a defining practice in his business, it would be his focus on continuous improvement. It is an important foundation for him. He once stated, “Nothing’s ever perfect. You can always improve something.”

As a perfectionist, it’s not surprising. In his business, continuous improvement is practiced in every area on every level.

The company structure and processes are reviewed on an annual basis. The technological implementations are continuously checked for effectiveness. Product quality and delivery mechanisms are always assessed.

The biggest continuous improvement focus for Peter Nygard and his company is in their product development and execution. No matter how successful what they have created is from a previous season, they look for ways to improve on it, which isn’t the standard for everyone.

Read the full story here.

Rhinestone A-Line T-Shirt Dress

This is sure to liven up any party this season!

An A-line T-shirt dress with a silhouette that is fitted at the waist and flares out towards the hem.

Features rhinestone detail sleeves, a scoop neck and back seam, and is crafted from a super-soft, flowy premium jersey fabric.

 This premium jersey is made of 93% rayon and 7% spandex and can be machine washed in cold water.

Get full details here.

FBF Archives 1989

Peter Nygard had always envisioned his dream home to be a mixture of Robinson Crusoe and Indiana Jones with the luxuries of a 5 star resort.

As a true architect and builder he designed the most unique home in the world - Nygård Cay.

ALIA Commercial from the 1980's

The next time you wear a pair of pants ask yourself these questions do your pants fit this well here ... here ... and here?

Do they have the comfort of a fine stretch weave?

Are they classically styled to take you anywhere?

Are they available in all the fashion colors you really want?

Can you just wash and wear them?

Do they look good with other fashion pieces for an easy to coordinate look?

Are they affordable?

If your pants don't look and feel as stylish and comfortable on you as these do then it's time you discovered ALIA by Tan Jay.

Flourish Print Denim Pull-On Capris

A pair of denim pull-on capris with a flourish print at the hem, 5 pockets and belt loops.

The plus size has a 20 inch inseam with a 18 inch leg opening.

These super stretch denims are made of 73% cotton, 24% polyester and 3% spandex.

Get full details here.

Nygard Gave 22 Million To Cancer Organisations

NYGARD for Life is his charitable platform encompassing a number of initiatives including NYGARD for Life fashion shows featuring cancer survivors, and an annual endowment to CancerCare. They’ve sponsored a symphony orchestra to play for breast cancer patients while they receive treatment. Other initiatives have included NYGÅRD International Molecular Biology Breast Cancer Research Unit and Breast Cancer Tumor Bank, and a Mobile Mammography Unit.

Nygard’s organisation has sponsored and participated in a number of other cancer awareness initiatives that raised money for cancer research like ‘Climb for The Cure’ where participants summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which is the highest mountain in Africa; and like ‘Run for the Cure’ for which he had reached the milestone of having given 1 million t-shirts by 2008.

Twenty-two million dollars is a whole lot of money for one individual to give to a cause. It appears that Nygard’s generosity knows no bounds as he has continuously demonstrated his commitment to addressing this challenge.

Read the full story here.

Peter Nygard and sister Liisa

Mrs Nygård, Peter Nygård & Liisa Johnson
The unbreakable bond between fashion mogul Peter Nygard and his sister Liisa could be seen from their days growing up playing on the Nygård family farm. During World War II,they were sent to stay on the farm to get away from the bombing in Helsinki, Finland when Liisa was two years old and Peter was three.

In addition to their unbreakable bond of love and respect, they both appeared to have the ‘Midas touch’ of success. Liisa took a $2,000-dollar credit line and turned it into an 8-million-dollar success selling women’s clothing.

She got advice from her big brother while building her company and Liisa adopted a lot of his ways of doing business. She describes her big brother as her mentor and cheerleader who helped her tremendously, but not just in business.

Liisa has expressed that Peter has having always been her defender starting from the time they were little. Even in school nobody bullied her because they knew Peter was protecting her. He has even taken on the role as protector in her most life-threatening fight.

Read the full story here.

Peter Nygard Receiving Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

Former Lieutenant Governor Pearl McGonigal presented Peter Nygard with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal "In recognition for his philanthropic work raising money/awareness for cancer research".

2003 Nygard Fashion show

Style never goes out of fashion. Check out this 2003 Fashion Show at the Winnipeg Convention Centre launching the NFN Fashion Network.

The Winnipeg Convention Center was the place to be for fashion fans tonight as fashion mogul Peter Nygard previewed his fall line.

This show and dinner marked the launch of Nygard's innovative fashion network which uses satellites to beam events like this to store locations around the world.

All of Nygard's many clothing lines were represented up tonight's show including the designers signature line.

Mother's day shopping at NYGARD

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. We’ve taken out the guesswork with a list of fashion styles that are sure to be a hit with mom.

Bold prints like leopard, abstract and stripes will be a standout trend this spring and summer.

Classic white skinnies are making a comeback, while cold shoulder tops, tunics and statement sleeves are here to stay.

This season, we’re in love with baroque, palm, floral and abstract prints, plus textured fabrics and finishing touches.

NYGARD fashions is your destination for the perfect gift!

Click here to shop our curated selection of the best Mother’s Day gifts as chosen by moms!