Arfon Maison d'Edition publishes books on the themes of fashion, Hermès creations and perfume collections. It traces the history of French fashion and fashion accessories houses, mainly from the 20th century.
The publishing house was founded in 1996 by Geneviève Fontan who is the author of Carrés d'Art, a collection of books dedicated to Hermès silk squares.
Arfon MDE has expanded its Bookstore section to include antique books and rare or second-hand books on these themes.
Geneviève Fontan, historian, writer, editor and expert is specialized in the presentation of perfumes and cosmetics and in Hermès Creations. A full-time collector, she has gathered an important documentation which allows her to realize her works based on period documents.
With her experience, knowledge and passion for art, she realizes through her books the desires to which collectors aspire that only an art lover and collector can translate.
Geneviève Fontan received in 2004 the title of expert from the S.F.E.P, the French union of professional experts in works of art and collectibles. She acts as an expert for auction houses and private individuals.
The joint commission for publications and press agencies issued her with a press card in 2001. She has written for many magazines, including Parfums et Senteurs, éditions Pierre Cardin, and created the magazine Parfums Art et Valeur, of which she was editor between 1991-1999.