establishing or influencing a new trend or fashion.

Origin of trendsetting

1955–60; from the verb phrase set a trend; see -ing2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for trend-setting

Contemporary Examples of trend-setting

  • Alexander Wang followed his trend-setting fall collection with another for spring, full of smart, youthful designs.

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    Fashion Takes a Bow

    The Daily Beast

    September 12, 2009