50 Years of Fashion History
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.