Hot Lips Houlihan

Hot Lips Houlihan

In market appointments I often wonder about the people who have to assign every garment, shoe & bag a color and a style name. How many names can you possibly come up with to describe the same color. With certain names I question the origin only because it can seem so random and at other times more obvious. “Houlihan” has become a part of the denim vocabulary at Barneys this season. It’s a word that rolled off of Meisha, our denim buyer, and my tongues every other moment it seemed for awhile. So do you know what’s behind the name of the popular cargo pant? Turns out it is named after the character “Hot Lips Houlihan” from the show M*A*S*H*. The character was a sexy sassy nurse during the Korean War. The name reflects the military theme and the character was a strong, outspoken, funny, sexy women. You learn something new everyday!

Tomoko Ogura, Fashion Director -Womens CO-OP

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