Pernille Engbirk graduated as a fashion designer from Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2004. In addition to being included in several successful partnership and collaborations in Danish fashion, Pernille Engbirk received the prestigious Danish design award Den Gyldne Pelsnål (the Golden Fur Pin) in 2004. Pernille Engbirk was also the woman behind the high-end brand Engbirk, which sold in exclusive shops in Denmark and abroad. After closing Engbirk in 2010, Pernille Engbirk has focused on freelance design, teaching and consultancy.