Very modern in style; possibly experimental or self-consciously artistic
FRENCH military term “forward guard,” soldiers who lead an attack
The young employees of the New York advertising agency always wore dramatic, avant garde clothing so their clients would think they were modern and knowledgeable about popular trends.
back to square one
An expression used to mean that it is necessary to stop whatever one has done on a new project and to start again completely.
When our experimental design for a new solar automobile failed totally on the first day of testing, our engineering department knew it was back to square one.