Stylish Staff: Meet Maria
Meet the stylish staff behind the Nygard brand and get to know a little more about what it’s like to work in the fast-paced fashion industry…
Your role at Nygard…
I am a technical merchandiser here at Nygard. I’m in constant contact with mills and makers in our different factories and I keep track of our fabrics and finished garments, as well as setting up styles in our system.
What do you love about your job?
It’s really exciting to work with the finished garment and see completed pieces that make up new collections. I love working with people from all around the world and being able to communicate with people from different positions within the company too.
Describe your personal style…
“Less is more”. Elegant, comfortable, Parisian and vintage-chic inspired.
What is your go-to piece in your wardrobe?
A cashmere sweater and black skinny pants.
Where do you go for style inspiration?
Old movies with Audrey Hepburn, the Exchange District here in Winnipeg and attending fashion shows.
If you could only wear 5 pieces for the rest of your life, what would you chose and why?
An LBD with sleeves, a navy or black cashmere sweater, tailored black pants, skinny jeans and a classic white tee.
What are your career plans for the future?
I’m loving my current position here at Nygard and I’m looking forward to advancing my career within the merchandising field.
Describe your perfect Friday night…
Going for dinner at the Fort Garry restaurant in Winnipeg with my boyfriend. It’s such an elegant place steeped in history that can make any Friday night romantic.
What’s in your Nygard shopping cart?
The new Bianca Nygard cold shoulder ruffle top – I like the open shoulder trend and this top speaks for itself, so I would style it with something simple like white jeans.