Summer blooms in China are probably better known for producing algae, millions of tons of algae. Fun as the slimy green stuff reportedly can be, a floating biomass does not quite make for a high fashion editorial treatment like the odd floral arrangement does in the May 2016 issue of Vogue China in a Ben Toms story starring none other than Julie Hoomans. Titled“Summer Bloom,” this Katie Shillingford-styled story takes inspiration from, you guessed it, flowers and their various blooming states. To that end, Julie (pictured) is shown wearing a multi-textured all-red look comprised of a sequin shirt by Emilio Pucci worn underneath a sheer dress by Marques’Almeida, and covered at the shoulder with netting by Prada. Subtle, yet complex, this look draws the eye and positively cries out to be savored. Never mind the algae blooms in China, Julie Hoomans is a bouquet unto herself.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue China May 2016; Title, “Summer Bloom”; Photography, Ben Toms; Styling, Katie Shillingford; Hair, Shon at Julian Watson Agency; Makeup, Petros Petrohilos; Manicure, Adam Slee at Streeters for Rimmel London; Set design, Janina Pedan at The Magnet Agency; Production, Sylvia Farago LTD; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro.

Julie Hoomans | Vogue China May 2016 (Photography: Ben Toms)

Julie Hoomans | Vogue China May 2016 (Photography: Ben Toms)