Manila-based Brazilian actor and model Daniel Matsunaga visited Layla L. International Fashion in Cagayan de Oro last Sunday. Located in the Alwana Business Park in Barangay Cugman, the company develops elegant, timeless collections for men under the label laurino.men and for women under the label layla.
„Our company motto and signature is Natural Elegance with an Exclusive Touch“, explains owner and chief designer Lhaila Laurio. „This is visible in all our suits, dresses, shirts and also all accessories“.
On 500 sqm the company operates a consulting and design studio, an atelier, a fitting lounge, a photo studio, workshop rooms for modeling, and a store. „That’s why besides individual clients we can also cater to larger groups, such as bridal entourages and the like“, says the designer. „Our top priority is reliable fulfillment and that our clients look and feel good in their outfits“, describes Lhaila Laurio. „That’s why we use only high quality materials and combine modern design processes with very accurate craftsmanship“.
Fashion enthusiasts and VIP guests could convince themselves and see parts of the large collections at the Fashion Show „All the Stars“ in the afternoon at Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro. Ten models including Layla L.‘s charming junior model Iyana joined Daniel Matsunaga on the stage and presented elegant matching outfits ranging from business, over prom and debut to wedding. Wearing laurino.men’s combination of dark blue pants, light blue shirt and a coat in what the company likes to name „Prince Harry Blue“, Daniel Matsunaga captivated the audience with his stunning looks and natural, friendly attitude. Often labeled as the „Modern Gentleman“, Daniel Matsunaga was a credible endorser of the company’s male collection.
For the future, Layla L. International Fashion has big targets. „From a strong basis in Mindanao we want to reach out to further regions in the Philippines, including Metro Manila“, says designer and businesswoman Lhaila Laurio. The concept of combining international quality standards with local production seems to work and can create many more jobs in the future.