Synonyms to avant garde

a la mode, advance guard, advanced, airhead, ancestor, announcer, antecedent, authentic, battle line, beachhead, bellwether, bridgehead, buccinator, bushwhacker, contemporary, creative, exploratory, explorer, far out, farthest outpost, fashionable, first line, firsthand, forebear, forefront, foregoer, forerunner, forward-looking, fresh, front, front line, front rank, front runner, front-runner, frontiersman, fugleman, groundbreaker, guide, harbinger, herald, imaginative, in, inaugural, innovation, innovator, latest fad, latest fashion, latest wrinkle, lead runner, leader, line, messenger, mod, modern, modernistic, modernized, modish, new, new look, newfangled device, newfashioned, novel, novelty, now, original, outguard, outpost, pathfinder, pioneer, point, precedent, preceding, precursor, predecessor, preliminary, present-day, present-time, progressive, railhead, revolutionary, scout, spearhead, stormy petrel, streamlined, the in thing, the last word, the latest thing, trailblazer, trailbreaker, twentieth-century, ultra-ultra, ultramodern, underived, unique, up-to-date, up-to-datish, up-to-