Model Frida Aasen Rocks These RE/DONE Upcycled Jeans, and You Can Too

RE/DONE is hitting a high note with super model Freda Aasen in these high rise jeans, paying homage to the sparkle and flare of the 1970s in their latest style story: Saturday Night Fever. Freda, who is a style icon, wasn't even a thought in the 1970s, yet wears the period-inspired look with the confidence of Olivia Newton John and Farrah Fawcett. RE/DONE is driven by the mission to restore and re-do Levis of the past for the 2010s. RE/DONE is a "a movement to restore individuality to the luxury fashion space, a movement to keep heritage brands relevant, and a movement to create sustainable fashion." 

They accomplish this by taking vintage Levi's apart at the seams, matching them together with others and re-cutting and sewing them to make new pairs of sturdy, American-made jeans, full of life and stories from the past and ready for a new future with you. RE/DONE is a truly sustainable concept - not only seeing value in recycling, but building a brand out of it. 

We paired their 1970s inspired look with one of our favorite brands, Reformation, that does similar vintage deadstock sourcing. When they do make the choice to create new textiles, they measure water and carbon use to mark their environmental impact - all the while producing the final garments in non-other but the United States. 

For jewelry we took the chain bracelet chosen by RE/DONE's stylist Emily Mazur - and adding another recycled product to the mix with Dirty Librarian Chains' Media Bracelet that weaves contemporary jewelry trends with vintage finds. And yes, this is also made in the United States. 

Get our picks on this 1970s inspired recycled look below. 

Jesse Ayala

New York, New York, USA

Developing social good and value-adding products, Ayala seeks to enhance culture and behavior through experiences that address both macro- and micro-level problems. This mantra has led Ayala down an non-traditional career path, linking fashion, technology, performance art, media, education, community building, and design. Ayala has been honored by the Huffington Post and InStyle magazine for innovation and style in the digital new economy. Ayala is the co-founder and Creative Director of Modavanti.com.