Fashion is to Howard is like:
a) Ying is to yang- one without the other leaves the entire thing unbalanced
b) Bread is to butter- commonly associated together but each serve other purposes outside of their relationship
c) Hormone injections are to pre-op transvestites- A definite necessity in order to keep up appearances
If you guessed A or B, you might be a Bison.
Contrary to the belief of the Average Bison strutting across the yard in True Religion jeans and a D&G hoodie, the Fashion World does not give a damn about Howard University… yes, even in spite of being chosen as the second most fashionable university by Women’s Wear Daily 5 years ago.
However, this reality does not deter Average Bison from spending their entire refund check at Tyson’s Corner. Ask Average Bison to name 3 Haute Couture designers, and they will rattle of names of at least 5 designers faster than tickets to Fashion Show II sell out during Homecoming. Then ask Average Bison to 3 heads of state. Watch the confusion expression develop on their face. Change the discussion back to fashion. Watch them smile.
Precaution:Don’t even think of pointing out to Average Bison that the yard is not a runway, and that most wealthy collegians at schools such as Dartmouth and UVA wear pajamas to class. They will merely turn on their Giuseppe Zanotti heels and sashay to the PunchOut.