What is Kimbap Fashion?

Dozens of North and South Korean athletes walk together at the 2018 Olympics' opening ceremony, wearing the same long white padded jackets as they wave under a white flag signifying a unified Korea.
Joint Korean Olympic Team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Image from VOA News

If you watched the 2018 Olympics in South Korea,* you might not have noticed what everyone was wearing, let alone known that there’s a popular slang term for it. Because puffy winter jackets don’t tend to stand out when everyone is wearing them. Especially when it’s really, really cold. But if you go back and watch old clips of the 2018 Olympics on YouTube, suddenly you’ll see them. You’ll see them everywhere. 

The padded jacket invasion.

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