DHL put on a fashion show on the tarmac at New York's JFK Airport right in front of a Boeing 767 cargo plane

  • A fashion show took place on the tarmac at New York’s JFK Airport on Friday.
  • The show was sponsored by the logistics company DHL.
  • The fashions and unorthodox location of the show were designed to bring attention to the importance of sustainable shipping and logistics in fashion.
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New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport was the site of more than one runway on February 7, when model and fashion show producer Jessica Minh Anh held the Runway on the Runway fashion and sustainability show.  The catwalk showcased eight different clothing and jewelry collections from four continents.

The show was sponsored by German logistics company DHL. “Since shipping and logistics are such a critical part of the fashion industry, it is important to highlight the option of green logistics solutions, which help minimize environmental damages and reduce transport-related emissions,” Anh said. DHL will reportedly debut electric delivery vans in the US in 2020 to meet the zero-emission goals of cities around the world in the coming decade.

Other logistics companies are moving in the same direction.

FedEx has more than 2,000 electric vehicles, and Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vehicles, which will start rolling out in 2021. 

Here are some looks from the catwalk.

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