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Coskel University is a clothing company based out of Brooklyn New York, being recognized as an "ambassador of the true Caribbean culture" in the US, and considered as more than just a fashion label. Founded by a team of Trinidadian designer Xolani Heylon and Japanese artist Machiyo Kodaira in 2005, the brand has shown collections inspired by cultural heritage of the twin isle republic of Trinidad and Tobago, specially inspired by Calypso music and Soca music, Steelpan, Trinidad Carnival, or even unique species of plants, birds and animals from the islands.

For many Caribbean descendants and Caribbean music fans in New York City, Coskel University is beyond a fashion label; it's become a cultural icon that fulfills a missing link between an emerging new generation traditional culture. Coskel University represents that the Caribbean that is more than just "Bob Marley and beach resorts". Excluding stereotypical imagery of the Caribbean, and instead focuses on the richness of Trinidadian/Caribbean culture.

The popularity of the brand has spread rapidly, throughout the world, regardless of the cultural or racial differences, the brand's strong and positive message has already gotten to fashionable crowds in major cities of the world; such as Miami, Toronto, Port of Spain Trinidad, London, Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, or Sapporo in Japan.

Coskel University have been featured in articles in national newspapers such as Trinidad Guardian, major culture/fashion magazines like Caribbean Beat, Crème Magazine, Luire (Japanese) and Street Jack (Japanese), and a documentary film broadcast by Gayelle TV network.

Coskel University's "wearable art" pieces have been favorite of many Caribbean celebrities such as; Mighty Sparrow, David Rudder, Black Stalin, Calypso Rose, Scrunter, Mighty Shadow, Lord Nelson, Dane Gulston, Shawn Noel(Da Ma$tamind), Liam Teague, Hemo & Moofire, Rihanna, Kevin Lyttle, Maximus Dan, Shurwayne Winchester, Kevon Carter, Trinity, Bomani and more.
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Looking for Denim manufacturer in the US

Posted on August 24, 2009 at 8:17pm 0 Comments

We are currently exploring the possibility of producing our denim line locally if you know someone or you yourself is engaged in denim production kindly contact us.

John Legend and Band To Wear Coskel University Clothing On New Tour

Posted on December 10, 2008 at 1:22pm 0 Comments

New York City, NY - October 31, 2008:- Another defining moment in New York based Clothing line Coskel University's expanding brand recognition. R&B Artist John Legend and band members will be dressed in Coskel University clothing when he begins his tour for the new album "Evolver" in November. Legend's Stylist Connie Johnson who has worked with the likes of D'Angelo, Soul For Real, Heavy D and the Boyz and Rihanna, chose the clothing for the tour… Continue

De Tamarind Seed Sessions Legends edition

Posted on August 24, 2008 at 6:46am 0 Comments

Lord Nelson+Dane Gulston+Stalin+Crazy

De Tamarind Seed Sessions Featuting TRINITY

Posted on June 14, 2008 at 9:58am 0 Comments

Born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, Trinity discovered his gift for music at age 5. From that day onward he has never been hesitant to share his talent with anyone within earshot! With an incredible range and a versatile style influenced by R&B, Soca, Reggae and Hip-Hop, Trinity is ready to take the music industry by storm!




Posted on June 4, 2008 at 12:26pm 0 Comments



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Distribution Deal with Exclusive Japanese Wholesaler Zerphis, Poises Coskel University Clothing Line for Premiere Placement in Major Markets

BROOKLYN, NY, March 5, 2008. In one fell swoop, New York Based Clothing Line Coskel University and Zerphis [Tokyo]… Continue

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At 3:08pm on June 8, 2010, Shariful Hasan said…
hi, thanks for adding me as friend. my company produce all types of clothing for our clients. may be we could produce clothing for you too. can we expect a scope to produce clothing for your company, from Bangladesh

will be waiting for your response
At 2:37pm on December 15, 2009, fashindex said…
Hi Join my Communty :)
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At 7:27am on May 26, 2009, Smita Mathan said…
Hi Heylon, I work in the fashion industry for the past 9 years and recently came from the UK after two years.At present i am associated with my friend's Design Consulting and Sourcing firm located in Bangalore, India.We source Knitted and Woven garments, home textile, fashion jewellery and also do tech packs for our clients.If you have any queries then feel free to contact me at website is under construction and will be online in a week's time.Awaiting a reply and if you wish you can add to your friends list.
At 2:33am on December 27, 2008, Lynnderek said…

Happy Holidays from Bourgeoisie
At 7:14pm on December 18, 2008, Apparel1 said…
please update the image you have used for your profile. Currently, it shows as a red "x" by mistake. Thanks.
At 3:06am on December 18, 2008, fashionultimate said…
HI Xolani,
Good day to you..
Nice to meet you. We are knitted garment manufacturers and sourcing people from Tirupur - India. pls look on to our web
I am looking forward your reply..pls contact me at
At 4:34pm on December 12, 2008, Alfredo Moran said…
Sounds great Xolani, I'll shoot ya en email with my contact number and well take it form there. Thank You
At 8:20pm on December 11, 2008, Alfredo Moran said…
Hey Xolani. You're doing some big things with Coskel University. Awesome to see real people moving up in our industry during a tough economic time. Not just moving up but moving multinational. Well hey congrats and I hope things keep getting better for you. I'm a production guy so if ever a need for production comes along I am at your service. By the way, your site is deluxe! Great concept, awesome layout, and super user friendly. Hope things keep getting better and better for ya, thanks :o)
At 9:14pm on June 4, 2008, Edgar Maximilanne said…
Hey thanx for the request thingy
Dnt be shy and come say wassup sometime
At 8:05pm on March 20, 2008, Clivia said…
lol guess who..
Great minds??

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