At the age of 16, she enrolled at The School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA) to study Fashion Design and Marketing.
During her first year in SoFA she participated in her first show and competition, CITEM’s Eco Fashion Design and received an award for “Best in Innovation and Aesthetics”. The design competition aimed to seed new talents in the industry by supporting budding designers and future movers of the Philippine design industry who have the potential to become the next big names in the international design scene.
A consistent Dean’s lister every term, professors saw potential and picked her, along with a select few to be a part of SoFA’s Design Lab where students are mentored to develop their creative potentials.
At 18, she won top prize at the national competition “Triumph Inspiration Award” for her lingerie design “Beauty and Power”.
More than 2,100 young designers from all over the world joined the TIA 2011. 37 countries participated and the winner in each country’s nationwide competition was sent to the TIA finals in Berlin.She was the youngest among the 37 finalists from different countries she competed against. The accomplished panel of judges composed of model and actress Lily Cole, star photographer Ellen von Unwerth, model and photographer as well as face and ambassador of Triumph Essence Helena Christensen, international singer Coco Lee, the owner and CEO of the Premium Exhibition GmbH Anita Tillmann and Jos Berry who is Brand Executive Director for Triumph.
Later the same year, she was among the top 10 finalist during FDCP’s (Fashion Design Council of The Phils.) “Philippine Fashion Design Competition”. The event celebrated up-and-coming fashion designers with a heart for social responsibility. Pristine was also mentored by fashion designer Tippi Ocampo for the entire duration of the competition. The event was held in the Grand PAGCOR Theater, where she showcased the 3 piece collection entitled “Organic Luxe”.
She won 1st place at the National Skills Competition (Fashion Technology Division) hosted by The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). She represented the Philippines once again in the ASEAN world skills competition at Jakarta, Indonesia November 2012, her second international competition. She won the Bronze Medal for Fashion Technology and the Best of the Nation award trophy for gaining the highest score for the country she represented.
After graduation, she was chosen by three local Magazines namely, MEG, Metro, and Preview Magazine as one of the top ten young Fashion Designers for the year 2013. Her latest collection Zephyr was featured in Preview Magazine PEFTA exhibit held in SM Aura September 2013. She also made a piece for SM Aura inspired by the curvilinear structure of the building.