David Blecken
Sep 4, 2017

Shiseido's new Waso films present beauty people can relate to

In the latest phase of its millennial-focused launch campaign, the Japanese cosmetics giant offers imagery of simplicity, purity and real life.

Shiseido has brought out two further films following the launch of its Waso brand, a global skincare line aimed at millennials.

Waso’s new ‘On the road’ videos are directed by Julian Klincewicz, a filmmaker, artist and skateboarder. One features Jenny Choi, a young stylist, and the other stars Klincewicz himself and his girlfriend, Irie, who is also described as his muse.

Overseen by Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo, which led the launch campaign for the brand, the films aim to show the brand's products in the context of the spontaneous activities of young people. They also draw subtle connections between natural ingredients and the products.

Campaign’s view: As we said when the campaign first launched, the films have an elegance about them that is different to the majority of work in this sector. Colourful but with a faded, dreamlike quality enhanced by the soundtracks, they present snatches of life as it really is. Overall they are a refreshing contrast to the usual overly perfect imagery we have come to expect from anything beauty-related.

Campaign Japan

Related Articles

Just Published

16 hours ago

Tech Bites: Week of October 3, 2022

News from Maxis, Twilio, Dentsu and more.

16 hours ago

Coca-Cola sponsors COP27: Buying its way into ESG ...

SOUNDING BOARD: By cashing in on Coca-Cola's cheque, is COP27 inviting conversation and giving an opportunity for reflection or is the climate change summit becoming a part of the greenwashing problem?

16 hours ago

Women to Watch 2022: Haylie Craig, Colenso BBDO

As a seasoned creative, Craig is a fierce advocate for bold, inclusive work for the betterment of others—particularly those in the queer community.

21 hours ago

Cadbury Celebrations illuminates a hawker's Diwali

Watch the film conceptualised by Ogilvy here.