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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


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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!

May 31 is VIP day at NYGARD

Save the date - May 31 is VIP day at NYGÅRD!

Let us cater to your fashion tastes on VIP Day at your local NYGÅRD store.

We'll have a fashion presentation, refreshments, draws, and much more.

See you there May 31 - mark your calendars!

Find your nearest NYGÅRD store by clicking here.

Floral Print Metal Bar Cold Shoulder Top

A smooth, flowy top that combines feminine elements like cold shoulder cut outs, tank-style straps, high-shine black metallic bar details at the neckline and a layered hem with perfect drape.

This Chiffon top is made of 100% Polyester and can be machine washed in cold water.

Get full details here.

Baroque Print Poncho Top

Here's a poncho-inspired top with flutter sleeves, a V-neck and lining.

This blouse has an inner tank top and is made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex.

Get full details here.

Beverly Johnson wearing NYGARD


NYGARD stands the test of time - Supermodel Beverly Johnson wearing NYGARD then and now!

Nygard 50 years walking the walk


Walking the walk in this montage of Nygård fashion shows over the years.

Cottage Lace-Up Hem Pull-On Denim Skimmer Shorts

These skimmer shorts with lace-up hems are made from a stretch denim fabric that is easy to move in, and feature pockets and an easy pull-on fit.

These stretch diamond denim's are made of  79% cotton, 20% polyester and 1% spandex.

Get full details on this new release here.

Planning your spring with Nygard Fashions



3 jackets you need in your wardrobe this spring:

Lightweight Denim - This is denim, but not as you know it. Updating classic pieces is a great way to stay fashionable and on-trend, without breaking the bank, and this denim jacket is the perfect addition to your wardrobe this season.

Utility-Chic  - Meet your perfect springtime cover-up! This beautiful utility jacket, crafted from super-soft lyocell, will add instant curb appeal to your look and elevate existing pieces in your wardrobe.

Pretty Pastels - You can never go wrong with basics, and this modern take on the structured denim jacket is guaranteed to become one of your most worn pieces to date.

See complete descriptions of these jackets on the Nygard fashion blog here.

NYGÅRD 50th Anniversary Fashion Show March 2018


Friday, March 16, NYGÅRD celebrated the company's 50th anniversary with a night of fashion, food and fun at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

And today, we've got video highlights from the show to share with you!

Relive the excitement with us.