Stylists Wayman + Micah Break Down Colman Domingo’s Award Present Appears

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By Calvin S. Nelson

Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald, the stylist duo professionally referred to as Wayman + Micah, recall Margot Robbie “cornering” Colman Domingo on the 2024 SAG Awards and admiring how he’s on all of the finest dressed lists.

There is not any denying the Oscar-nominated actor has been producing buzz for his awards season crimson carpet trend — and that is intentional. If Colman Domingo wins he turns into the primary Afro Latino to win finest actor for his efficiency within the civil rights drama “Rustin.” Additionally, he’s the second openly-gay man nominated for enjoying a homosexual character, following Ian McKellen the 1999 nomination for his main function in “Gods and Monsters.”

The style and movie star stylists have labored with the “Rustin” star for years and, in an unique interview with, the 2 say this awards season run has been all about referencing “outdated Hollywood males of the previous” with a contemporary twist.

The duo’s mission when working alongside Domingo was, as Micah says, “Desirous to concentrate on what the brand new main man can appear like.”

“Equipment actually are the icing on the cake for us, they at all times convey a enjoyable story and actually push menswear ahead… And that entails ornate items and iconography that speaks to who somebody is,” Micah provides, sharing that it’s been good to share that message by means of using equipment.

Whether or not that entails delicate broaches, daring colours and that magnificent gold Valentino cape — which one!

Colman Domingo in his Valentino ensemble on the Critics Alternative Awards on Jan. 14, 2024Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Photos for Critics Alternative

“There’s really a sense the three of us get at fittings,” says Wayman + Micah as they replicate on placing Domingo within the Valentino assertion piece on the Critics Alternative Awards. “It’s eye contact, however it’s not even a spoken phrase. It’s like, ‘That is superb. That is so, so daring. We could be nervous, however greater than something, we’re so excited.’”

With purchasers like Oscar-nominated “The Holdovers” star Da’Vine Pleasure Randolph, Taraji P. Henson and Jon Batiste, amongst many others, Wayman says that the sensation of being praised for his or her work is “invaluable.”

“We’ve labored so diligent and we’ve labored so completely exhausting at ensuring the execution of our appears actually transcends,” Wayman says, including that to obtain the love and admiration from friends, colleagues, enterprise associates and their purchasers, “actually feels particular to us and is a superb feeling.”

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Wayman + Micah, the stylists behind Colman Domingo and Da’Vine Pleasure Randolph’s gorgeous awards season appears.Stefanie Keenan / Getty Photos

That particular feeling and connection may be felt with Randolph, a finest supporting actress Oscar nominee, who says it’s been “actually enjoyable” attending to put on completely different, “timeless” items.

“Structural items, various kinds of materials and draping,” Randolph says of her and the stylists’ decisions. “(We’re) actually looking for methods by which I can attempt many alternative silhouettes to accent my physique the perfect. And to additionally present as many alternative methods we will achieve this particularly with being a curvy girl. What’s actually enjoyable with reference to trend is attempting as many issues as potential, however actually going for stylish, timeless — then at all times including a enjoyable ingredient to it.”

However in terms of working with Domingo, particularly, the duo say it’s additionally a collaborative effort. “He’s at all times open to what we deliver up truthfully,” Wayman says. “He’s actually a collaborative, lovely soul to work with.”

Heading into the 2024 Academy Awards on Sunday, March 10, Wayman + Micah, who’ve been working collectively for 10 years, had been naturally tight-lipped about Domingo’s Oscars look. They merely described it as: timeless, oculus and regal.

“We just like the anticipation and to maintain the thrill going,” Micah says. “We’re in a robust place, we’re actually excited.

Under, in their very own phrases, Wayman + Micah break down six of Domingo’s latest head-turning appears.

‘The Coloration Purple’ premiere

Outfit particulars: Louis Vuitton, Louboutin, David Yurman and Ohliguer

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Colman Domingo on the World Premiere of Warner Bros.’ “The Coloration Purple” on December 06, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA.Leon Bennett / Getty Photos

Micah: We had been searching for one thing within the purple household, however we did not wish to be on the nostril with the colour purple. We needed to take a look that wasn’t formal and becoming, however we needed to have an evening-elevated look. So we went with the asymmetrical blazer and the wide-leg trousers as a result of, going into awards season, we needed to simply take a look that felt very chill and understated, however nonetheless attention-grabbing. We knew we had many formal appears forward of us, so Louis Vuitton supplied us with the proper search for that.

‘Rustin’ tastemaker occasion

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Colman Domingo at Rustin Tastemaker | Netflix on January 10, 2024 in NYC.Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Photos for Netflix

Wayman: For the “Rustin” screening and the Q&A, our strategy was to take a extra relaxed, delicate ingredient. So we needed to take a look that felt straightforward, conversational, relaxed and vibing. But in addition understated and that conveyed private fashion.

2024 Golden Globe Awards

Outfit particulars: Customized Louis Vuitton, David Yurman and Omega

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Colman Domingo on the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 07, 2024 in Beverly Hills, CA.Amy Sussman / Getty Photos

Micah: Louis Vuitton, an unimaginable accomplice. We derived that customized look from the upcoming assortment that hadn’t been seen on the runway simply but from Pharrell Williams’ second effort as the lads’s artistic director. That is the place the mandarin collar got here and we thought it could be attention-grabbing to juxtapose with the usual shirt and tie. This was all concerning the match. Colman labored very, very exhausting on the gymnasium, and we needed to focus on and respect that. Showcase that for him. So it was actually simply particular on getting that match good.

2024 Sundance Movie Pageant

Outfit particulars: Louis Vuitton

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Colman Domingo on the “It is What’s Inside” Premiere in the course of the 2024 Sundance Movie Pageant on January 19, 2024 in Park Metropolis, UT.Michael Loccisano / Getty Photos

Micah: It simply speaks to the numerous aspects of Coleman. I feel he was actually forward of the curve, prepared for that Beyoncé bounce along with his cowboy hat and simply had fun. He was the producer on the movie, “It’s What’s Inside,” and the success of what Sundance meant to him (was vital). However he is simply actually excessive stakes, low stakes the whole lot. He actually takes issues in stride and simply brings such glee and such a salubrious nature to the whole lot. In order that was simply actually conveyed there.

2024 Critics Alternative Awards

Outfit particulars: Valentino Haute Couture, Louboutin sneakers, Bulgari and Omega 

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Colman Domingo on the twenty ninth Annual Critics Alternative Awards on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, CA.Lionel Hahn / Getty Photos

Micah: There’s really a sense the three of us get at fittings. It’s eye contact, however it’s not even a spoken phrase. It’s like, “That is superb. That is so, so daring. We could be nervous, however greater than something, we’re so excited!” We’re three people who find themselves simply very rooted and assured in what we do and know that it will be superb regardless of how a lot it goes towards the grain. And it was a type of appears the place we simply went “Go for it!” and the magic unfolded.

2024 Emmy Awards

Outfit particulars: Customized Louis Vuitton, World of Reza and Omega

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Colman Domingo on the 2024 Netflix Primetime Emmys after social gathering on January 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.Emma McIntyre / Getty Photos

Wayman: Since he was an Emmy winner final yr, we needed him to really feel very sartorial, very clear. We needed power to be conveyed by means of the look. It is very straightforward, easy, celebrating the night time and the opposite nominees and fellow colleagues.

2024 Unbiased Spirit Awards

Outfit particulars: Customized Versace with David Yurman Males equipment, Jimmy Choo, Omega and Garrett Leight eyewear

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Colman Domingo on the 2024 Movie Unbiased Spirit Awards held on February 25, 2024 in Santa Monica, CA.Gilbert Flores / Getty Photos

Micah: Award season is an thrilling alternative for us to showcase our design expertise. We’re massive on design. We research design very carefully and attempt to be nice companions and collaborators within the design house. So sure, once more, one other customized and it was a particular kind of simply such a play on cloth. Colman loves the contact of issues and sort of how the sunshine touches issues. It was a very rich-textured second.

Wayman: We selected the material as a result of we beloved the truth that they had been suiting in a tweed cloth and we needed to try this for some time. The coat was a stupendous, sheen grey that felt very luxe and lightweight, and it actually mirrored mild. We actually loved that. So each materials from the coat and the swimsuit had been very particular as a result of we acquired an opportunity to play with textile there and it is one thing we hadn’t actually accomplished beforehand earlier than the Spirit Awards and this season.

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