Hair was usually long, sometimes died black an often with long bangs which is obscure one eye or part of the face. The terms serve more to represent than to describe. Today, emo culture has fallen by the wayside, but their fashion eventually evolved into what now know as the ‘scene’ girl, many of whom still feature the signature emo bangs, but now with more volume. The word is generally just used to refer to someone who is completely immersed in their particular scene. Fashion acknowledges those of us who lived through it first time round - Elder Goths, as opposed to Baby Bats, who are the under-30s.It even nods to a working population, permitting Corporate Goths, who wear black trouser suits.
Emo fashion was generally a retro look, with tight fitting fifties sweaters and tighter pants.And at the moment, a particular style of big, bangsy hair and asymmetrical clothing seems to be the height of cool, or, I guess, the height of ‘scene.’ Each emo and scene girl's fashion is nuanced to reflect which particular music or club scene she is currently into. Flicking through the autumn glossy fashion magazines, I noticed that some of the models did not look very well. This is because one of the key looks, especially at the younger end of the fashion spectrum, is Goth. You can wear any colour you like so long as it's black.Kate Moss, the girl who never grows old, understands youthful taste completely. They have a sophistication and depth lacking in the blonde, bouncy chav faces which dominate our television screens and nightclubs. Johnny Depp and the comedian Russell Brand, who is about 90 per cent Goth.Lord Byron, of course, was the greatest Goth of all time.The chorus goes: 'Stop my breathing and slit my throat, I must be an Emo.