The colored pants phenomena: I love it. When it started in full force? I could not tell you. Now it is something so predominant within fashion you assume it always was this way. Myself, an avid fan. Currently have 20+ pairs of pants hanging in my closet (this is not including the plethora of pairs packed to the gills in my hamper!) Most of these lovely pairs are colors bleeding more exuberance than the classic denim. Some are fans of that whole, pants off dance off! ideology. Ideally I say, it's just as much of a party with them on!