Robert Benoussan, former chief executive of designer shoe retailer Jimmy Choo, is understood to be on the hunt for investment opportunities in British fashion brands, with a view to take them onto an international platform.

Benoussan is reported to be looking at several possible partners, including luxury brands and high street retailers. He stepped down from Jimmy Choo in June after overseeing its global expansion.

Benoussan told The Times: “I’ve had a long holiday, but now I’m looking at a number of deals. I think there are a lot of companies in this country that have a lot of potential –not only luxury goods, but the high street as well.”

Benoussan took a 15 per cent stake in fledgling British watchmaker Bremont last month, alongside business partner Jim Sharp and co-founder of Links of London John Ayton. He is understood to want to establish the brand in the US with a tie-up with Barneys New York and Bergdorf-Goodman.