Story: City children and youth

The ‘emo’ look

The ‘emo’ look

Aucklander Nick Sims sports the ‘emo’ look in 2007. Emo was a music and fashion sub-culture that was popular in the early 2000s. A typical emo had dyed black hair with long strands pushed to the side or over both eyes, tight jeans, T-shirts emblazoned with the names of emo bands, and black shoes. Emo was short for emotional, and followers were stereotyped as introverted, angst-ridden and prone to self-harm.

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Ben Schrader, 'City children and youth - Diversity and conflict', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 July 2021)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010