Press clippings (Selection)


A modern fairytale becoming reality
and a lifetime goal fulfilled

Kilian Kerner was born in Rhineland and studied drama in Cologne. But it was all quite different in the end: for the premier of a filmlet, where he acted a part, the young German bought a simple shirt, turned it inside out and printed the legendar y Rolling Stones tongue on it. Since he was three years old Kilian was madly in love with Nena and when he visited one of her concerts he wore this shirt as well. Nena saw that shirt and wanted to have it. He gave it to his idol and a few weeks later she asked him to design more for her. And that’s what he did.
Nena wore the pieces he designed for her all the time at concerts, shootings and so on.

Everyone was asking for his clothes, so he moved to Berlin and founded his ver y own label in 2004. He never planned on becoming a designer, but it just happened and he was happy about it. Without hesitation, he launched KILIAN KERNER and he presented his fashion in Berlin, Paris, London, Las Vegas and New York. At the Fashionweek in Berlin he presented his clothes 18 consecutive seasons. The collections were sold in several citys globally. Internatioal celebreties like, Kylie Minouge, Karolina Kurkova, Dominic Thiem as well as the German high society like Jella Haase, Karoline Herfurth, Max Riemelt or Tim Bendzko fell in love with the fashion of Kilian Kerner.
In 2009 the Vogue shoot a three part documentary about him for the first time ever. Suzy Menke – the most influential fashion critic internationally – answered to the question of who will be the next big German designer “Kilian Kerner is the most promising one in my opinion.”
You could think that there is no way to top the story anymore.
But it is not over yet: Tennis was his biggests passion since he was a little boy. He practiced daily. He was obsessed with Steffi Graf, he played with her rackets and wore her shirts. His game was and still is confirm to hers. “When I was a kid everyone used to call me the

‘little Steffi’, obviously I was never as good as her but my movement and strokes looked a lot like hers.” With the start of his career in fashion he always dreamed to design a tennis collection once in his life. BIDI BADU made that dream come true with BIDI BADU by Kilian Kerner.

And so he lived happily ever after? No. Kilian i s happy, but not all of hi s lifetime dreams came true yet. “10 minutes of playing tennis with Steffi Graf, that’s my next big goal.”
Everything he ever hoped for came reality so far, so why shouldn`t this dream come true as well?

Watch out Mrs Graf!

RJ Mitte | Dominic Thiem | Karolina Kurkova | MaxRiemelt | David Kross
Katie Melua | Kylie Minogue | Karoline Herfurth | Jella Haase

Bidi badu by Kilian Kerner

Kilian Kerner for Villeroy & Boch

Bathroom poetry