Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1992,

Natalie Husni was destined for a

life of excitement . She was raised

is Jedda, KSA until she was 10

years old to then make her way

back to Beirut. Due to its central

location in the Middle East, her

new home was a gateway

through which she was fortunate

to see more of the world.

Natalie’s travels inspired her

passion for fashion, which

motivated her academic and

professional choices throughout

her life. With a financial degree in

hand from the American

University of Beirut (AUB), and an

enriching experience working for

the famous Lebanese designer

Elie Saab, Natalie was well

prepared to pursue her Master’s

Degree at Marangoni Fashion

Institute in Milan. As she learned

from some masterminds of the

fashion industry, Natalie began

developing a vision for a luxury

brand, and Sleepwalker was born.


Susana Fajardo was born in 1990

in Quindio, Colombia. Daughter

of an interior designer and a

renowned Colombian architect,

Susana grew up in an

environment that forged her love

and passion for creation and

design and encouraged her to

pursue a career in fashion. She

moved to Italy at the age of 18 to

follow her dreams, never letting

go of her strong and deeply

rooted colourful and tropical

colombian culture. She studied

fashion and textile design at the

IED (Istituto Europeo de Design)

in Milan and worked as a

womenswear designer at

UltraChic, to then continue her

studies at the Marangoni Fashion

Institute in Milan where she got

her master’s degree in Fashion

and Luxury Brand Management.

She worked in the marketing and

communication department at

Borbonese then Rosamosario,

until she co-founded Sleepwalker.