Pedagogy and Professional Development

Creative Design Discipline through Convergence of Fashion and Classical Music

  • Yoon Kyung Lee (PusanNational University)


Recently through convergence of various fields, creative thinking based on interaction of cross senses has become very important. Creativity is the brain's ability to generate new scenarios and choose the most effective among them (Lumsden Charles & Wilson, 2005). Csikszentmihalyi (1998), creativity is a cultural and social experience that includes education, family expectations, and sociocultural forces. Since the attention that design demands are also required for other mental processes, including remembering, thinking, and feeling, designers invent themselves by paying attention to their significant memories, thoughts, and emotions (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990; Lee & DeLong, 2016). In order to improve creativity, the key is to strengthen synesthetic competence, which includes various strategies of cross-sensory coupling apparent within the human perceptual system. The purpose of this study is to improve creative activities based on convergence thinking by stimulating students' synesthesia by using classical music in fashion design education. The objectives of this study are as follows: first, it is intended to clarify how the interaction of sensory organs through the intersection of senses affects the creative ideation process of design and what role it plays in the process of expanding learners' thinking; second, a synesthesia fashion design process is derived by seeking a creative convergence design educational method using the multi-sensory senses of sight and hearing.

Keywords: Classical music, Piano Sonata, Creative design, Idea extension, Discipline

How to Cite:

Lee, Y., (2024) “Creative Design Discipline through Convergence of Fashion and Classical Music”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi:

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Published on
28 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed