Tod's celebrates the time-honoured tradition of Italian craftsmanship and know-how by collaborating with world-renowned photographer Tim Walker in The Art of Craftsmanship. With an original story told through a series of stunning images and videos that carry an ironic and surreal feel, Tim Walker showcases the work behind the creation of Tod's iconic pieces. With his unmistakable contemporary style and language, the photographer plays on the double register of the objects and tools that highlight and represent the steps behind handcrafted pieces.
In each image, the concepts of art, beauty, and handicraft savoir-faire are portrayed as symbols of the most authentic values where quality and tradition are perfectly melded together in a unified approach to craftsmanship.

The exhibition will be open to the public from April 20th to 22nd and will take place at the Cavallerizze of the Leonardo Da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology during Milan Design Week 2023.

Project photos: Tim Walker
Project video: Emma Dalzell Khan
Photos and video backstage: Tony Ivanov

"In this increasingly digital world, where so much is being created on an industrial scale by machines, the value of craftmanship is increasingly precious. The people I met in the company and their experience were the real source of inspiration."

Tim Walker
"Italian lifestyle and exceptional craftsmanship are core values for Tod's and having them interpreted by Tim Walker allows us to convey these values also to the young generations, speaking their language.”

Diego Della Valle

Tim Walker

Born in 1970, british photographer Tim Walker rose to prominence in the mid-1990s with his highly imaginative and fantastical photographs inspired by his love of fairy tales and a thirst for adventure.
Since then, his exuberant fashion pictures and inimitable portraits have graced the pages of the most famous magazines. He has published seven books and staged solo exhibitions at major museums. His short films and projects with musicians have won international acclaim.