BACCALÀ is an independently published fashion, art and photography magazine from Milan-based fashion photographer Alessandro Casagrande and Los Angeles-based art magazine (Arkitip) founder Scott A. Sant’Angelo. Never has there been a publication that speaks to creative individuals, across a diversity of cultures, in such a compelling way.
BACCALÀ will uniquely meld fashion and art based on both its European and North American perspectives. BACCALÀ is serious about style and presentation but never too serious. It’s aesthetics are inviting, humorous and playful – never elitist. Editorial themes look reverentially at the past to synthesize with the present; transforming stylistic eras to present day.
BACCALÀ will express a strong sense of style that is youthful, original and push boundaries. We achieve this not only by hiring the best and brightest to collaborate with, but to provide an uncensored medium for expression in all the creative areas of the magazine (Photography, design, writing, and fashion storytelling). BACCALÀ will be different than other fashion magazines in its approach to fashion editorial. We like to consult with brands more like an agency by merging the idea of the fashion story with the brand’s philosophy. We agree with the aphorism that a “rising tide lifts all boats” so we are happy to promote brands we really like. BACCALÀ is an international magazine that brings fashion and art together; and coupled with the aforementioned editorial mandates, make it uniquely extraordinary.
We like the word BACCALÀ for its cadence and symmetry. It’s amusing and lighthearted. In Italy, when someone says, “Sei proprio un BACCALÀ” it is meant to describe someone who is behaving foolish or silly. BACCALÀ is known as a humble, simple fish with intense flavor, but never fishy.