A glittering start
Cacay Moras-Server, Jaime Chua and Amanda LuYm

A glittering start

Honey Jarque Loop (The Philippine Star) - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am

All That Glitters recently had its annual popup store at the Holistic Coalition of the Willing (HoliCOW) Gallery, Crossroads Mall, Banilad.

Founded by cousins and co-designers Amanda LuYm and Cacay Moras-Server, ATG’s  holiday collection  featured classic freshwater pearls in modern designs.

Creative designer Amanda LuYM, whose photos of flora and fauna were on exhibit as well, shares, “As a photographer and designer, botanical studies have always fascinated me. As I have matured in my practice as a creative individual, I have found a desire to emulate nature’s sophistication. Great design and composition serve a higher purpose and I have chosen this as my life pursuit. I seek to study nature shapes and the desire of the material to become the best form of itself.”

Cacay Moras-Server, Jaime Chua and Amanda LuYm

As a respect to the craft and the wearer, the pieces are created not to be fleeting and trend-driven, but  instead purposely timeless and transformational. It is a testament to local creativity, timely so with Cebu City having been recently designated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a Creative City of Design.

The exhibit also featured Jaime Chua’s collection of indigenous orchids. Chua is one of the largest collectors and staunchest conservationist of indigenous orchids in the Philippines. He actively propagates species that may disappear from the wild unless cultivated by pollinating, harvesting seed pods and growing them in his laboratory. He particularly specializes in the Vanda sanderiana, more commonly known as the “Waling-Waling,” which is only found in Davao, Zamboanga and Cotabato.

Jaime Chua’s orchid collection
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