PARIS — Lisa Montague, who recently quit her post as Mulberry’s chief operating officer, has been named chief executive officer at Loewe, WWD has learned.
Montague is expected to join the Spanish leather goods and accessories house, part of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, in September.
At Loewe, Montague will be reunited with designer Stuart Vevers, whom she had recruited to Mulberry from Louis Vuitton in 2005. Vevers was tapped by LVMH in 2007 to rev up Loewe and put the development focus back on its core leather goods heritage, which dates back more than 160 years.
Montague will be based in Madrid and report to Pierre-Yves Roussel, chief executive officer of the LVMH fashion division, which includes such fashion houses as Celine, Givenchy, Emilio Pucci and Kenzo.
A graduate of Middlesex Polytechnic in London, Montague started her career in fashion with the Hucke and De Keyser groups. She worked at Cerruti 1881 before joining Mulberry in 2000 as brand director. She was promoted to chief operating officer in 2003.
At Loewe, Montague succeeds Alberto Puyol Pineda, who left the house last year to pursue other interests. He had joined Loewe from Spain’s Women’s Secret lingerie chain.