Definition of trendsetter in US English:



  • A person who leads the way in fashion or ideas.

    • ‘Andrew added: ‘Stuart was amazed to find he's become a trendsetter, a fashion icon.’’
    • ‘As the cold winds begin to blow, fashion trendsetters, celebrities, and professional athletes have started donning their favorite headwear.’
    • ‘Indeed, she emerged as a fashion trendsetter, helped frame the office, and was the capital city's leading social figure for decades.’
    • ‘This 21-to 30-year-old population is the very demographic that marketers perceive as trendsetters when it comes to fashion and music.’
    • ‘This is the trendsetter when it came to cultural trends, political trends.’
    • ‘A person that doesn't purchase at least one or two new pieces of clothing every season can definitely not consider himself a fashion trendsetter.’
    • ‘But it's pretty much guaranteed that those trendsetters who start the fashion rages already have something new in mind.’
    • ‘Fashion, say trendsetters in Dubai, is here to stay.’
    • ‘Institutions in South Mumbai, which attract students from affluent families, have been trendsetters in fashion.’
    • ‘They include a sparkle princess, a rock star, a fashion trendsetter and a drama diva complete with glittery sunglasses.’
    • ‘All this time I was slavishly imitating a TV character and she thought I was a fashion trendsetter (albeit a disastrously failed one).’
    • ‘Similar to how high-end fashion brands gain popularity, a brand must be first accepted by opinion leaders and trendsetters in Cheongdam-dong and spread to hip areas in Gangnam and Hongdae.’
    • ‘Other trendsetters took a cue from Africa's most revered politician, and ditched their suits.’
    • ‘According to recent research, ‘Tuning into the Indian Youth’, MTV VJs are trendsetters and the ‘ultimate’ in fashion.’
    • ‘When we look at the winners of our challenge, we see champions of innovation: leaders, change agents, disrupters, trendsetters, and social entrepreneurs.’
    • ‘Elvis Presley's shark fin blazers and trademark ‘puff’ still keep mass fashion trendsetters agog.’
    • ‘Celebrity figures are fashion trendsetters for mere mortals everywhere.’
    • ‘Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise was a trendsetter when she married the Marquis of Lorne, heir to the dukedom of Argyll, in 1871.’
    • ‘Nicole Kidman has long been considered a fashion trendsetter.’
    • ‘It's an interesting paradox: original she may not be, but a trendsetter she certainly is.’
    forefront, van, advance guard, avant-garde, spearhead, front, front line, front rank, fore, lead, leading position, cutting edge, driving force
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