AUSTRALIANS are used to hearing about the ‘Gumleaf mafia’ who are constantly invading Los Angeles.

But this week the crew has multiplied tenfold with even Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop landing in LA to support a throng of Australian fashion names as part of LA Fashion Week.

Ms Bishop will also be joined by actors Rebel Wilson, Anthony Callea, Nic Bishop, Gyton Grantly and Hugh Sheridan, who will all the cheering on from the Oz-frock runway sidelines.

It’s been a huge week for Australian talent in Los Angeles. Firstly with former Home & Away actor and Covert Affairs star Nic Bishop premiering his newest film,Woodlawn, to good reviews before it opens in 1500 US theatres on October 16.

The hugely popular Anthony Callea and his thespian partner Tim Campbell, who recently made the move to LA, have successfully segued into a new business life. The couple will be spending a lot of time back and forth to Australia to fulfil ongoing stage and theatre commitments.

Hugh Sheridan tells news.com.au he is working on a new music stage show that he will be bringing to Australia in February. Veteran actor Michael Caton — of The Castle fame — has also been in town.

The mega-Australian fashion event on Thursday is part of LA Fashion Week and is linked with the G’Day USA initiative — an annual event to showcase all that is great about Australia.

In this case, the spotlight is on Australian fashion.

Julia Bishop and guests will view two runway segments by Australian designers Emma Mulholland and Zhivago, a hot new label with celebrity clients like Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

Guests will then attend a reception where designs by Johanna Johnson will be featured.

Emma Mulholland is an up and coming Sydney-based designer known for her edgy streetwear as inspired by her time in Bali.

Her designs have been worn by celebrities such as Kanye West, Azealia Banks, Grimes, MIA and Kimbra and her major USA retailer is Nasty Gal.

Meanwhile the Zhivago label, which was launched in 2012, is co-designed by Perth-based Lara Kovacevich and Lydia Tsvetnenko.

The collection of ready-to-wear, separates and red carpet gowns has been worn by celebrities including Katy Perry, Dannii Minogue, Samantha Jade and Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

Aussies continue with successful ventures including Melbourne-based DJ, Grant Smillie, whose EP/LP rooftop bar and restaurant is attracting names like Al Pacino, the Black Eyed Peas, every model in town as well as hosting Matt Damon’s recent birthday party.

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Melissa Hoyer is a guest at LA fashion week of Qantas and Visit California.

This article was originally posted on news.com.au