Creation of the Woman's Tie
Brinko Ties is the joint effort of Bethany Brinko and Elizabeth Sutherlin who were inspired by fashion designer, collector, business woman and Grandmother, Maria Victoria Brinko. Maria was born and raised in New York City where she was a woman before her time and was always thinking about fashion in a smart way.
In an age when men dominated the business world, Maria was studying at FIT, furthering her career in fashion & business. Never satisfied with the ordinary, Maria took old ideas and made them new, wearing men’s ties accentuated with stunning brooches. Bethany would beg her Grandmother to tell her stories of her time in New York and was inspired by Maria’s strength, skill, innovation, creativity and style. Bethany and Elizabeth met in college and realized that they shared these same values and passion.
Bethany and Elizabeth were inspired by Maria’s courage, vision and creativity. They used that trifecta to design and make the first Woman's Fashion Tie Accessory for you. It is our dream for like-minded, smart, ambitious, talented, forward thinking and risk taking women like you to have a power accessory of your very own.
The Brinko Woman's Fashion Tie is structured like a necklace. We hand shop for exceptional fabrics of the highest quality. Not only are Brinko Fashion Ties made from beautiful designer silks, wools and fine cottons but each one are also accentuated by a hand sourced and carefully curated vintage brooch.
A button serves as the closure both for aesthetics and ease of wear, making this more of a hybrid between a tie, a scarf and a necklace.