Danish footwear designer Ilse Rohde Jacobsen died on Sunday, Oct. 23, after a protracted battle with most cancers. She was 62.
Based on an announcement launched by her firm earlier this week, Jacobsen had been engaged in her battle towards most cancers since August 2021 and had been enduring intensive remedy ever since she was identified.
“At this time we mourn the lack of Ilse — our founder, fighter, entrepreneur, spouse, mom, daughter, sister, employer, enterprise associate and good friend,” the corporate stated within the assertion. “Might she relaxation in peace.”
In an analogous assertion launched by the model’s U.S. distributor, Traces of Denmark, the workforce wrote that they’d the “pleasure and privilege” of telling Ilse’s story within the U.S. and can “proceed to hold on her legacy with pleasure and in partnership” with the model’s retailer companions.
“Ilse liked her U.S. travels the place she had the chance to fulfill a lot of you in particular person,” the Traces of Denmark workforce stated within the assertion. “She was grateful in your help and loyalty to her model. I’m positive you’ll agree that our lives and our U.S. customers have all been enriched by her designs and merchandise. We sit up for honoring her legacy with you and are deeply devoted to the way forward for the model.”
The Danish designer, who entered the shoe business in 1993 with a girls’s trend line, ultimately realized she was essentially the most snug in a pair of rubber boots. In 1999, she launched Rub & Rain, a set of rainboots and rain put on, which shortly caught on in Scandinavia.
In an interview with FN in September 2010, Jacobsen stated the choice to create rainboots got here when she couldn’t discover a pair that mixed trend, operate and luxury. “I got here up with the thought once I couldn’t discover a good pair of rubber boots that had been snug to put on, didn’t odor of plastic and didn’t get my ft moist,” she stated on the time. “I needed to design some rubber boots that had been fashionable and splendid for out of doors actions on each wet and sunny days.”
In 2018, her firm was awarded the export award “His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honor” by the Danish Crown Princess Mary.
Along with her trend firm, Jacobsen additionally began a spa and sat on the “lion’s panel” for the entrepreneurial program “Løvens Hule,” the Danish equal of “Shark Tank,” from 2015 to 2018.
Jacobsen is survived by her husband Jesper and daughter Natasha, who each work with the corporate.
Based on Traces of Denmark, these wishing to ship a card or flowers, please contact Jacobsen’s flower store, Blomsten by Ilse Jacobsen, at email@example.com.