As part of Business of Design Week's special focus on the Netherlands, a quirky exhibit organised at the Red Elation Gallery in Wan Chai features 60 specially designed pairs of wooden clogs, dressed up by five dozen local and mainland artists, giving the traditional Dutch footwear a more fashionable kick. All of them will be auctioned off next year to raise funds for underprivileged children. Among the resident design personnel on hand for the Monday kickoff of Klomp! were Douglas Young, Dee Poon and Barney Cheng, who created his own kooky couture clog. 'I didn't get to put as much thought into the project as I'd like to, except for the fact that I wanted my clogs to go for a worthwhile price at the auction,' said Cheng (pictured). 'I used an existing beading sample that we created for another client and gave the simple clogs a glam facelift - a celebration of a life less ordinary, taking simple everyday objects and making them more desirable, more precious, more valuable.' Cheng's fierce footwear features gold raffia, topaz faceted gems, and Swarovski crystals latticed with gold and silver Chantilly lace. Arguably, you could say it's louder than any clacking sound its wearer could make. But does the designer think they will ever return as a fashion item? 'Who knows? Never say never!'