They look more like push trolleys than evening gowns. They are hardly the kind of clothes you would rush out and buy this summer - if ever. But at the Caritas Bianchi College of Careers' Design Exhibition and Graduation Fashion Show last week at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, these were the designs that won both the audiences and judges over with their quirkiness and creativity. Design student Gloria Cheung Sin-yee said she had spent lots of time thinking up ideas for her designs. She finally chose 'Hong Kong culture', which emphasises an East-meets-West theme. Fellow student Sandy Lee Ka-yan said she tried to express her feelings about 'one country, two systems' in her work. She used a half-transparent dress to cover a T-shirt with a map of China printed on it to reflect her confusion about the political arrangement. Silvio Chan Chung-fai, fashion designer and a judge at the show, said the design students were creative, and used some good concepts in their work. However, he said there was room for improvement. 'The use of colour and cutting technique are shortcomings, and these kinds of techniques are needed to support a good concept,' he said.