Benetton Group is looking to form a distribution partnership with Tata Group company Trent for its premium fashion brand Sisley.

Indian newspaper The Economic Times reported Tata was well-placed for such a deal as it already manages the Westside stores chain in the country.

Sisley makes high end apparel for men, women and children. It was announced this time last year that Benetton India was set to open 100 stores in India by the end of the year.

Spokespeople from the Italian fashion firm were unavailable for comment when contacted by just-style.