At LaSalle College, we are always looking to offer unique experiences to our students in order to enrich their academic path. We strongly believe that connecting them with leading figures in the environment in which they study allows them to prepare, in a stimulating way, for the reality that awaits them once their studies are completed. Even at a distance, we know that it is important, more than ever, to perpetuate this vision.
Following this path, we are proud to have had the chance to receive Pepe Muñoz on September 16th, for an online masterclass exclusive to our students. The world-renowned dancer, stylist and fashion illustrator was able to transmit his learning and experience with passion and authenticity, and give us his point of view on how to bring his creativity to life.
Trust your instinct
"As humans, we all have problems and struggles. I had reached a point in my life where I was no longer happy as a dancer. However, in this field, I was entering a very fashion-oriented, very "dramatic" environment every day, full of sketching, art and sewing. So that's kind of how it all started. A little light in my head that made me see that fashion was beautiful. Fashion illustration makes fashion even more exaggerated and dramatic, I've always loved it!
So I knew I was done dancing and now I was going to draw. Of course at first, all my friends tried to discourage me, but I didn't listen to them. I trusted my instincts.
And that's when I got the famous call from Celine Dion. »
Seize the opportunities
"As soon as you walk out the door, there will be people who love you and people who hate you and you can accept those conditions or spend your life unhappy. It's not always easy, because we are humans with emotions. The important thing is to keep doing what we love.
As with many things in life, sometimes you have to pound on your pride, make a phone call and seize the opportunity. There will always be at least one opportunity waiting for you.
Don't be embarrassed to admit to people that you've never done anything. If they still choose to give you an opportunity, you will be ready to take it. This is how you learn and grow. Above all, be humble and seize opportunities to learn and above all, be able to know when it is best to keep quiet and listen. »
Never be afraid to ask for help
"The best thing I've ever done in my life was to go to a therapist and talk to someone. And I recommend it to everyone. Even if you think you don't have a problem. Because it makes you feel stronger and you have the weapons you need to move on to the next step. »
Curious to know more about Pepe Muñoz's fabulous route and other tips? You can now access a replay
until October 9th. This is only available for our students.