Wayman Deon Bannerman, from Miami, FL, and Micah McDonald, from Zanesville, Ohio, commenced as a styling duo in 2013 known as Wayman + Micah after each spending consecutive years in celebrity styling and fashion editorial as individual freelance artists.
As a fashion stylist, contributing editor, and costume designer, Wayman’s experiences have made him well versed and educated in image branding and fashion design. Once he moved to New York City, he matriculated his wardrobe consulting and fashion marketing training at Fashion Institute of Technology.
While attending F.I.T., Wayman covered New York Fashion Week and celebrity oriented events, and strategized with senior editors on editorial direction and advertising initiatives. Soon after, he went on to execute other roles in the areas of fashion including working as a Visual and Marketing Relations Consultant at Henri Bendel–where he advised marketing and sales executives on customer feedback on shopping experiences.
Shortly after, he reached a career milestone by becoming a Fashion and Editorial Contributor for the New York Times. In this role, Bannerman created production schedules and financial budgets for celebrity interviews, travel, and photo shoots and contributed to styling, design, and layout of fashion spreads for the publication’s online content.
Being a strong advocate for higher education, Wayman eventually went back to college and obtained his Masters in Business Administration in Media Management for television and film from the Metropolitan College of New York. This educational highlight has made Wayman the “go-to” person for jobs such as working as a Fashion and Market Contributor for GQ Magazine, L’Officiel, L’Officiel Homme, Vanity Fair, Golf for Women, and Golf Digest.
While working in these roles, he assisted creative directors in special event planning for multiple events for all publications and styled live fashion segments for media television morning shows.
Under the tillage of influential editors and celebrity stylists, Wayman has honed his craft with contributions for major advertising campaigns for Macys Alfani, Hennessy, Xerox, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, American GQ, Rolling Stones, People Magazine, T Style, Essence, Obvious Magazine, Twill Magazine, Lacoste, Acura, Mercedes, E! Network, and many more.
Wayman has also managed wardrobe for celebrity-feature commercials and wardrobe for short film.
Notable celebrities that Wayman has worked with include: Justin Timberlake, Jonas Brothers, Andre 3000, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Phelps, Metallica, Erykah Badu, Lupe Fiasco, and many more.
In addition, Wayman utilized his expertise on live “What to Wear” segments for NBC’s Today Show and CBS Early Morning Shows.
Wayman has also collaborated on numerous consumer product and apparel campaigns.
Along with private client and editorial/celebrity styling projects, Wayman has also been featured in consumer travel publications every month for his expertise of “what to wear” every month during luxury travel.
He is represented by Forward Artists and you can find his portfolio HERE