Trendsetter: Michael Jackson embraced the military look in the 1980s. Roslan Rahman / AFP

Chanel: Paris-Moscou Pre-Fall 2009.

Prashant Verma: Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week, Fall/Winter 2009.

D&G: Milan Fashion Week, Fall/Winter 2009.

Little Shilpa: Lakme Fashion Week, Fall/Winter 2009.

Kunal Rawal: Military-style beret, Rs1,800, and brown military jacket for men with epaulettes and a badge embellishment, Rs17,900, at Dstress Retail Bungalow, No. 125 Gulmohar Road, Juhu, Mumbai.

s.Oliver: Watch with camouflage print strap, at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon; Mega Mall, Mumbai; and Select Citywalk mall, Saket, New Delhi, approx. Rs2,999.

P.U.N.K.: Steel police helmet with foam lining, Rs3,999, and camouflage belt, Rs399, at Select Citywalk mall, Saket, New Delhi.

Chanel: ‘Romanov’ bag, in wool and felt leather with metal brooches, at The Imperial, New Delhi, Rs2.69 lakh.

Louis Vuitton: Keep-all from the Monogramouflage collection, available on request at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai; UB City mall, Bangalore; and The Oberoi, New Delhi, Rs1.08 lakh.