Nowadays, between teens we can see all different styles, music tastes and a lot of others things. We could say that during the pandemic many teens tried to explore about themselves and what define them and make them feel comfortable and more confident. Young people had the chance to get into new styles. One of these is the emo style, often confused as a gothic style even tho there are a lot of differences between these two styles. Gothic fashion is a clothing style marked by dark, mysterious, antiquated and homogeneous features. It is worn by members of the Goth subculture. Typical gothic fashion includes dyed black hair, dark lipstick and dark clothing. Both male and female goths can wear dark eyeliner and dark nail polish – most often black. Styles are often borrowed from the punk fashion, Victorians and Elizabethans. Goth fashion is also divided in other subcategories such as Deathrock, Haute Rock, Cybergoth, Traditional Goth, which differ in the typology of makeup, colours, clothes and accessories. Emo is a rock music genre characterized by an emphasis on emotional expression, sometimes through confessional lyrics. It emerged as a style of post-hardcore from the mid-1980s hardcore punk movement in Washington, D.C., where it was known as emotional hardcore. Often seen as a subculture, emo also signifies a specific relationship between fans and artists and certain aspects of fashion, culture and behavior. Emo fashion has been associated with skinny jeans; tight t-shirts with band names; studded belts; and flat, straight, jet-black hair with long bangs.
Since the early to mid 2000s, fans of emo music who dress like this are referred to as “emo kids” or “emos” and known for listening to bands like My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, The Used, or AFI. The emo subculture is stereotypically associated with the socially oppressed, sensitivity, misanthropy, introversion and angst, as well as depression, self-harm and suicide. Its quick rise in popularity in the early 2000s inspired a backlash, with bands such as My Chemical Romance and Panic! at the Disco rejecting the emo label because of the social stigma and controversy surrounding it. In the last years this subculture started to involve more people and lots of teenagers had made this style their own, adapting it to their personality.
Alice Corvi 3AL