Born on September 4, 1987, in Minsk, Belarus, Maryna Linchuk was welcomed into the fashion industry in 2006 when she signed her contract with DNA Models. After her first editorial appeared in Greek Harper’s Bazaar, Maryna’s look was welcomed with open arms on the runway. She’s walked for such greats as Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, Derek Lam, Givenchy, Michael Kors, Dior, John Galliano, Lanvin, and Yves Saint Laurent. And her high profile runways no doubt helped her land ads for DSquared2, Versace, Donna Karan, Dior, and Dolce & Gabbana.
But don’t let her runway work fool you: She looks just as great in print as she does on the catwalk. Maryna has had editorial work featured in Allure, Interview, numerous international editions of Vogue, Numéro, plus she shared the August 2007 cover of Vogue Italia with Magdalena Frackowiak. Plus both Vogue Paris and Russian Vogue labeled her a Top Model in 2008—the same year that she debuted on the Victoria’s Secret runway.
Spending so much time around fashion and designers, her collaboration with Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone makes total sense. Maryna accompanied the boys to the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards dinner, but their date turned into a business meeting as the three decided to create a leather jacket together. Since her parents owned a leather goods store in Belarus when she was growing up and with her own jacket collection that boasts 15, its safe to say that Maryna’s eponym is totally deserving of her name.