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Adjective: avant-garde  a,vónt'gaa(r)d
  1. Radically new or original
    "an avant-garde theatre piece";
    - daring
Noun: avant-garde  a,vónt'gaa(r)d
  1. Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
    - vanguard, van, new wave

See also: original

Type of: art movement, artistic movement

Encyclopedia: Avant-garde