New Resort Collections: Alexander Wang and Elie Tahari

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Alexander Wang (left) and Elie Tahari. Photo: Courtesy of Alexander Wang, courtesy of Elie Tahari

Resort collections were once intended for winter cruises, but they now comprise a good portion of what labels sell in stores to real people. (You've probably noticed a lot of weird runway stuff doesn't make it to racks.) Images of new lines trickle in as houses release them on a nice relaxed summer schedule — the calm before the September shows. We're getting them up for your viewing pleasure as they roll in: Today, enjoy slideshows of Alexander Wang and Elie Tahari's complete 2011 resort collections. As you can see, Wang is pushing socks and sandals.