The most en­vi­able wardrobes are of­ten also the most del­i­cate. Vogue Aus­tralia se­nior de­signer Dijana Mad­di­son and GQ Aus­tralia se­nior sub-ed­i­tor Chris Ri­ley ex­plain how car­ing for those spe­cial pieces can be made so much eas­ier.

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the mo­ment you bring home your first piece of in­vest­ment cloth­ing, you know your wardrobe will never be the same again. Un­for­tu­nately, the same can be said for your dry-clean­ing bills. The thought of throw­ing a care­fully se­lected wool suit, silk dress or cash­mere sweater into the wash­ing ma­chine or dryer is in­con­ceiv­able, un­less you have the right equip­ment, that is.

break the rules

Engi­neered with cou­ture and high-end cloth­ing in mind, se­lect AEG wash­ing ma­chines and dry­ers fea­ture a unique ‘Re­fresh’ cy­cle that re­vives cloth­ing that usu­ally re­quires pro­fes­sional clean­ing. “This cy­cle elim­i­nates odours and re­laxes fi­bres, so fab­rics are rein­vig­o­rated,” Mad­di­son says. “This pro­longs the time be­tween trips to the dry-cleaner and it’s per­fect for pieces you wear reg­u­larly or if an event pops up un­ex­pect­edly.”

bet­ter care, more wear

AEG appliances are built to laun­der with ex­pert care, so you can wear your favourite cloth­ing as of­ten as you’d like with­out hav­ing to con­sider clean­ing costs. Ad­vanced OKOMix tech­nol­ogy blends de­ter­gents and soft­en­ers with wa­ter be­fore they en­ter the drum for a much gen­tler wash. “With this level of care, you can con­fi­dently wear the pieces you’ve in­vested in more of­ten, which in turn el­e­vates your look,” Ri­ley says.

Seal of ap­proval

A se­lec­tion of AEG appliances meet the high stan­dards re­quired for Wool­mark cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and have earned both the Green and Blue Ap­parel Care lo­gos, mean­ing they can safely laun­der woollen gar­ments, in­clud­ing those la­belled hand­wash only. The tech­nol­ogy AEG has used in the de­vel­op­ment of its ‘Wool’ cy­cles means its wash­ing and dry­ing appliances pro­tect woollen gar­ments from pilling, shrink­age and stretch­ing. AEG is the official laun­dry ap­pli­ance part­ner of Mercedes-Benz Fash­ion Week Aus­tralia.

Bianca Spender crepe trench, $995.

Jac + Jack cash­mere knit, $349.

Ginger & Smart se­quin top, $469.

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